“I’m very surprised and honored,” said Glen Lippold, Johnson County’s oldest World War II veteran as he was the recipient of a Quilt of Valor on Thursday, June 9. Lippold, age 94, lived in the Elk Creek area since 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1944 and served as a Staff Sergeant. “I went into the Army to see the world,” said Lippold. He served as a mechanic for the Army trucks, jeeps and tanks and served in the countries of England, France, Germany and Austria. He was discharged in January of 1946.