Vice President Pence Takes Special Guests To Super Bowl


Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen departed D.C. on Air Force Two Sunday morning, headed for Houston, to attend the Super Bowl.

However, they didn’t go alone. They took with them two wounded warriors, as a token of gratitude to the military.

CBS News’ White House correspondent, Mark Knoller tweeted out confirmation, saying, “VP invited 2 disabled soldiers along to the Super Bowl. ‘This is just a small token of our gratitude.’”

The Hill identified the wounded soldiers who Pence took along:

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.

Mannino invited his wife Diane as his guest and Manning brought along his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Sgt. First Class Charles Stanley.Mannino is rooting for the New England Patriots, while Manning is pulling for their opponent, the Atlanta Falcons.

Pence is reportedly the fourth sitting president to ever attend the Super Bowl. Others were Spiro Agnew, George H. W. Bush, and Al Gore.

The vice president shared some pictures on his Twitter account, as well.

The vice president also met with former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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