After 66 years, a World War II veteran finally received his medals at a special ceremony held in his honor on Tuesday.

The medal presentation and ceremony was held for Raul M. Maldonado, Sr., from 4-5:30 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Center, on 210 E. Gravis Street in San Diego. Mayor Rupert Canales II welcomed guests to the event, and Maldonado's sons were also took part in the ceremony.

Kiii News Reporter Jessica James was Live in San Diego with the details.