WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The D-Day Honor Trip has special meaning for a local father and son.
Seventy years ago, Lewis Webb was preparing to deploy. His destination: Normandy. Decades later, he stands beside his son, Kenn, ready to deploy again. This time, on the father-son trip of a lifetime.
Webb spent three years in the U.S. Army. His team, the 1277th Engineer Combat Battalion, made it to Normandy weeks after the initial invasion, but his battalion still played a major role. The 1277th was responsible for building Bailey bridges to help the Allied forces travel after the invasion.
Webb says his son always took an interests in his role in the war. And, Friday, the two departed on their first trip to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, to further share that history.
"I am totally overwhelmed," said Lewis Webb. "Because a lot of people my age did not expect anything to be given to us."
Kenn Webb called it, "priceless."
"That's all I can say, I can't - I can't put a value on it," he said.
The two will return with more than 125 veterans and their guardians Friday evening. With them, they'll bring back memories to last a lifetime.