LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was a ceremony 47 years in the making Friday -- to honor a local hero. 

WDRB photojournalist Frank Stamper introduces us to Master Sergeant Vernon Rose, who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Friday because of what he did in 1968.

Rose's daughter says it took so long for him to get his medal because he was so focused on helping other veterans that he never got around to collecting his award.

You can watch the story in the player above. 

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