86-year-old veteran finally awarded Purple Heart

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A long overdue Purple Heart was finally awarded to a Korean War veteran late this afternoon.

Family members tell us Raymond Norwood was nearly killed in battle decades ago.  He was struck down by mortar bullets and left for dead.

He still has those bullet fragments in his leg today.

The paperwork documenting his service to his country was thought to have been lost in a fire at a military base.

A few months ago, that paperwork miraculously showed up.  It has water damage, but officials were able to read it. ph

Today, congressman James Lankford presented Norwood with a Purple Heart for his acts of bravery during the Korean War.

Norwood is 86-years-old.  His family says they are thrilled their father is finally getting the recognition he deserves.