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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Korean War vet was surprised when he was honored for his service by US Representative Vance McAllister.

Eighty-three year old Jimmie Kenneth Sneed rode to the American Legion Hall on his motorcycle expecting to attend a birthday party.

Instead, he was given a commemorate case to display his medals and a flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol.

'I didn't know. I didn't know what was going on. I got here and seen everybody. I didn't know what was going on,” Sneed said. 

'He was very surprised at what we were putting together and what a nice display with all the awards and all he got. My thoughts and all are this is something we should be doing every Saturday. We have so many veterans that need the recognition, need the attention. That deserves our time, our efforts. And to the young men and women serving, that is what I try to let them know every time, whether I am in office or whoever is in office, we need to make sure we are here for them when they get back," McAllister said.

In Sneed's display case are his five medals and two badges earned during the Korean War.
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