BETHANY, Okla. -- He may be 82-years-old, but Louis Edmonds is just as sharp as the day he enlisted in the US Navy.
He served proudly for 10 years then moved to Bethany, Oklahoma to raise a family.
"I've got so many kids now I don't know how many," Edmonds joked.
This senior citizen would often ride a trike around the neighborhood to stay spry, but it was recently stolen from his front porch.
Edmond's son was voting Tuesday and just happened to strike up a conversation with Reserve Sheriff's Deputy Mike Davenport.
"Somebody stole his bike. We were all sad about that. It was a five-minute talk. We couldn't let this stand so we needed to find him a trike. We got an overwhelming response," Davenport told NewsChannel 4.
Everyone pitched in, bought a new tricycle and spiffed it up in red, white and blue.
It only seemed fitting to surprise Mr. Edmonds on a day we honor our veterans.
"Thank you so much," Edmonds said.
A 3-wheeled thank you for an American hero.
"God has been good to me. My country has been good to me. I don't know if I could ask for more," he said.