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World War I vet from Chalco honored in Papillion

Posted at 10:10 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 23:10:39-04

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — A World War I veteran, who was wounded in the war, was honored Monday in a ceremony in Papillion.

Congressman Don Bacon gave a presentation to the great-nephew of Louie Hibbeller, who passed in 1979.

Hibbeller delivered ammo during the great war and was injured with mustard gas at one point.

His great-nephew Hugo Wischmann, who accepted the award, says it was a surprise and that his uncle was a wonderful man.

"Well I don't know he was just an ordinary guy. Just loved people, so. He was good to everybody, he just loved people, especially me,” says Wischmann.

Congressman Bacon also says every American can do something to remember those that have fallen for the country.

"To be involved, cause just like Abraham Lincoln said we have to ensure that these folks did not die in vain. So if we ever lose our freedom and our democracy and be the country that we are, all those lives 1,144,737 would have died in vain,” says Bacon.