Lubbock War Veteran Honored - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/8/04

Lubbock War Veteran Honored

He completed his service in the U.S. Army nearly 66 years ago, but Sunday was the first time that World War II veteran Reginald Webb was honored for that service.

On Sunday afternoon, Congressman Randy Neugebauer presented the Lubbock veteran with the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Battle Star, World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal.

Congressman Neugebauer's office was able to track down the medals after an unsuccessful 13 year search by Webb's wife. Neugebauer says Webb is just one of many veterans who returned to their lives after the war without receiving medals.

"They left their farms and their families to go serve, and when they were done with their duty, they came back and started doing what they were doing, going to Texas Tech like Mr. Webb did, and they didn't stop to collect the medals they've earned," said Neugebauer.

Webb became a farmer and teacher in New Home after the war. He now lives in Seagraves with his wife. He has three children, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

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