WWII vet receives Purple Heart


(KVOA)  — Walter Ram received a long-overdue Purple Heart Tuesday.

Ram, a 95-year-old World War II veteran and P.O.W. survivor, began his service enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 16.

For nearly five years, Ram served as a radio operator and gunner.

During his sixth bombing mission, his aircraft was shot down and he was taken, prisoner.

Read more here

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Report It

Latest News

More Local News