Before a large crowd of high school and middle school students, area veterans, school officials, foreign dignitaries, friends, and family, Bourbon World War II veteran Reid Stephens was awarded the Order of the Crown, the second highest Belgian Order of Knighthood, on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Bourbon High School gymnasium. The honor was presented for Stephens’ service to Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
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World War II veteran Reid Stephens, of Bourbon, will be honored in a special ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bourbon High School when he will receive the Order of the Crown, the second highest Belgian Order of Knighthood, from the Belgium government for his service during the Battle of the Bulge.