(KVOA) – (8/22/19) 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.