Kentucky farmer Alvin Perry receives France’s highest military honor for WWII service

In the battle of Normandy, Alvin Perry was captured and held prisoner for 10 months, then he returned back to his family farm in Kentucky.

Perry is 95 now, but 75 years ago, he was a 20-year-old fighting in World War II, where he was shot and taken as a Prisoner of War.

Perry says his time on the farm helped him during his time at war, because he was used to hard work. Perry used to help raise dairy cows, corn and tobacco.

“We were poor as can be, but we’d come out okay,” he said.

This past week, he was honored with France’s highest military award, he was one of six Americans to receive the honor.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau presents this video highlighting the story of Alvin Perry.