92-Year Old WWII Vet Finally Gets His Purple Heart

A 92-year-old World War Two veteran has finally received his Purple Heart, more than seven decades after earning it while fighting in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Oscar Davis Jr. of North Carolina was a private assigned as a radio telephone operator when he was knocked down by a large piece of shrapnel, injuring his spine and leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for three weeks. He eventually recovered and rejoined his unit. Although Davis was told a long time ago that he'd get the medal, earned for being wounded in battle, the paperwork was never signed. But he finally received it on Saturday (March 25th), in a ceremony attended by family, friends, and more than two dozen soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Davis received his medal through the work of the Veterans Legacy Foundation, which has helped more than 100 veterans get military awards owed to them. The organization previously helped Davis receive the Bronze Star and other medals in 2015.

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