WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Dawson County veterans are on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. 25 of them are taking part in the "Hero Flight". They are touring our nation’s capital free of charge.
A member of the "Greatest Generation" graced our Nation’s Capital for the first time. Carroll Landstrom is the only World War II Veteran on the Dawson County Hero Flight. Landstrom, 89, is finally seeing in person the memorial honoring his sacrifice.
"Memories," said Landstrom. "Memories for the rest of my life."
Accompanied by his grandson Jason, the two took in the sites together.
"I don’t feel like I deserve to be here," said Jason. "It’s an incredible group of people I’m with."
For Jason, it is a dream come true making the trip by his Grandfather’s side as he travels down memory lane.
"Humbling, emotional just knowing what those guys went through," said Landstrom. "It’d be different picking up now and going to war. Back then they just picked up their whole lives and left."
An emotional trip for a grandson and a hero.
"I’ll love the memories and I’ll remember it always," said Carroll.
The rest of the Veterans served in Korea and Vietnam. The group toured those memorials too.