Skip to comments.Troops overseas get pizza on the Fourth thanks to suburban initiative
Posted on 07/05/2015 12:22:05 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Pizzas 5,500 of them were delivered this Fourth of July to servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait, thanks to an initiative that was born at a kitchen table in Elk Grove Village.
"It's raining pizza in Afghanistan," said Pizza 4 Patriots founder Mark Evans. "We air-drop it."
Eight years ago, Evans and his son Kent were eating pizza and watching coverage of the Iraq war on television. Kent asked his dad, a retired Air Force master sergeant, if the troops got to eat pizza. Evans answered that they got MREs meals ready to eat in a box.
But Evans became determined to change that, at least for one day a year. He founded Pizzas 4 Patriots and now has provided 155,000 pizzas to members of the military serving overseas on the Fourth of July.
Rich Products Corp. supplied the pizzas this year, and DHL Express handled the logistics of shipping the pizzas to the Middle East and then to various forward operating bases in Afghanistan. . .
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Thank you to Pizza 4 Patriots.
I hope Ramadan is over so the troops will be able to eat the pizzas.
Drop some Italian sausage and bacon!
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