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VP Mike Pence shows his appreciation for veterans by escorting two wounded vets to Super Bowl

Vice President Mike Pence with second lady Karen Pence with wounded veterans on Air Force Two heading to Super Bowl LI (Image via Twitter @VP)

Vice President Mike Pence has been a very active vice president in the first two weeks in his new job.

On Sunday, he became the fourth sitting United States vice president to attend a Super Bowl game. But it was the guests he escorted to the game that showed the true character of the former Indiana governor.

Before leaving for Houston where the game is being played Sunday night, Pence arrived at Andrews Air Force Base to escort two wounded U.S. veterans and their guests to the game with him and second lady Karen Pence.

More from The Hill:

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.

According to The Hill, Manning is rooting for the Atlanta Falcons while Mannino is pulling for the New England Patriots.

"We’ve got Falcons fans. We’ve got Patriot fans,” Pence said upon meeting the wounded veterans, according to a press pool report. "There’ll be a winner on this plane on the way back."

Pence, on the other hand, is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and quipped that he is on "neutral soil."

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