Not that we didn’t already know Mike Pence was a good guy and a great pick by President Donald Trump for the VP slot, but what he did on the way to attend Super Bowl 51 is something we aren’t used to seeing from previous men in his position…
Needless to say, these two wounded American service members were beyond thrilled to take up VP Pence on his most generous offer.
The Hill has the story:
Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Sunday afternoon to escort two wounded soldiers and their guests to the Super Bowl in Houston.
Pence landed at the base shortly after noon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) February 5, 2017
“We’ve got Falcons fans. We’ve got Patriot fans,” Pence said, shaking their hands upon meeting them, according to the pool report.
“There’ll be a winner on this plane on the way back,” he quipped.
Pence said as an Indianapolis Colts fan, he will be on “neutral soil.”
“What do you think? Decent ride?” he said, pointing to the Boeing-built C-32, a modified version of the civilian Boeing 757.
He told Mannino and Manning that the VIP trip was a “small token of the gratitude of the people of this country.”
“We’re honored you’re with us,” he said, shortly before the plane departed for Texas.