Better late than never, a top military honor bestowed on a courageous paratrooper.

FOX's Jack Callaghan the story:

Oscar Davis Jr. beaming with pride when the commander of the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne division, pinned the Purple Heart on his chest over the weekend.

Nevermind the honor was 72 years late. Davis was a radio operator, hurt during the Battle of the Bulge, in World War II. He was knocked down by a chunk of shrapnel from German artillery in the Ardennes forest in Belgium. His radio backpack saved him, but the shell knocked a tree down on Davis, which left him paralyzed for three weeks.

He recovered, rejoined his unit and the fight. Now 92 years old Davis should have received the Purple Heart years ago, but the paperwork was lost.

Jack Callaghan, FOX News.