Thursday, June 04, 2009

AF retiree sending 28,000 pizzas to troops

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A retired Air Force master sergeant who last year sent more than 2,000 pizzas to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is planning to up the ante this Independence Day.

Mark Evans is planning to ship 28,000 deep-dish pizzas, packed in dry ice, to the war zones.

Evans says sending the pizzas to the troops is like telling them they are doing a great job.

Evans said he is approaching corporations and private citizens for donations for this year’s shipment. It is his intent that every soldier at nine forward bases in Iraq and Afghanistan get a third of a pizza.

Evans says DHL Express has volunteered to ship the pizzas that will be obtained from Uno Chicago Grill. MillerCoors is donating 10,000 cases of beer.

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