Not only was Mike Pence only the fourth sitting U.S. vice president to attend one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, he also took it upon himself to take two wounded war veterans and their guests with him.
On his way to Houston for the highly-anticipated 2017 Super Bowl, Pence showed his appreciation for two American war veterans by picking them up at Andrews Air Force Base and escorting them to the game, The Hill reported.
Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan just last year, joined the vice president and his wife, Karen. Mannino took along his wife, and Manning brought his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
And boy were these vets thrilled! In fact, Mannino said he thought the initial call was a mistake. And Manning said he couldn't even sleep before the big game.
"I was like, `This is the White House? Are you sure you’ve got the right person?’" Mannino said.
They even stopped for some Texas barbecue before the game. A man like Pence knows how to treat our veterans right!
Pence also met up with the Bush family during the game, as former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush helped kick off the Super Bowl by flipping the opening coin toss. Bush, as well as his wife, was just recently released from the hospital after staying in the ICU for nearly two weeks. Bush proved that nothing can stop his love for America!