Pizza 4 Patriots Founder, Who Gave Taste of Home to Troops Overseas, Dies at 58

For some it's just a pizza, but for Master Sgt. Mark Evans the slices meant a taste of home for troops abroad.

“My dad was a very committed, dedicated and responsible man," said Evans' son Kent. "And he was a man of principle. A man of the people. And he wanted to help everyone he could.”

Since 2008, Evans managed to send a million slices overseas with Pizzas 4 Patriots. His mission expanded to VA hospitals across the country where he held pizza parties for veterans.

“Mark stood for the best things in America," said Don Lucki Jr. of Pizza 4 Patriots. "Or the best things in everyone. He looked for the best in everyone."

Sgt. Evans died Sept. 15 in his sleep. He was 58.

He served 28 years in the Air Force.

His family speaks fondly of the man known to many as Sgt. Pizza.

They say they plan to continue his legacy.

“He would want us to all stay strong and to keep moving forward and carry on his vision,” Kent Evans said.

Lucki agrees.

"We’re going to keep going," he said. "We’re going to keep going.”

Services were held Wednesday for Evans.

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