World War II veteran finally honored with Purple Heart

Robert Bohm applied but due to missing records was denied over 20 times

By MJ Acosta - Reporter

MIAMI - A man who fought for our freedom in World War II is now being honored with a much-deserved Purple Heart.

With his eyes filled with light, Robert Bohm took us back to the 1940s and his time in the U.S. Army.

Serving proudly during WWII, Bohm suffered a traumatic head injury which left him unconscious for 14 days. He applied for a Purple Heart, as most injured veterans do, but because of missing records he was denied more than 20 times.

"Why were they paying me if I wasn't injured?" said Bohm.

Now, 70 years later, he's finally getting the recognition he deserves. Bohm is thought to be the last living WWII veteran to receive the Purple Heart, an honor both humbling and heart-wrenching.

"Why should they honor me?" asked Bohm.

Looking back at that time in his life and the sacrifices he made for his country and those he holds dear to his heart, he now has his Purple Heart.

Bohm said he dedicated the honor to people he fought with and the love of his life.

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