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Pizza delivery to U.S. service members in Afghanistan dubbed largest

May 23, 2013 at 5:52 PM

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- The delivery of 30,000 pizzas to U.S. military service personnel in Afghanistan has been named the world's largest pizza delivery by Guinness World Records.

Mark Evans, a retired Air Force master sergeant and founder of nonprofit group Pizza 4 Patriots, said Guinness officials notified him that last summer's massive pizza delivery to U.S. service members in Kandahar, Bagram and Camp Bastion was officially the world's largest pizza delivery, ABC News reported Thursday.

Evans said he is "completely pleased and overwhelmed" by the record.

"The world record is secondary to taking care of our soldiers and sending them a slice of home," Evans said.

The non-profit teamed with shipping company DHL for the feat.

"Feedback from U.S. troops who received the care packages has been heartwarming as they truly appreciate the recognition for their valuable service," said DHL Chief Executive Officer Ian Clough.

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