Troops Get Beer and Pizza For Super Bowl Sunday
2 beers and pizza for troops in Iraq on Super Bowl Sunday...
Super Bowl Sunday is a special day for many Americans, and this year the military are making sure 2,016 soldiers will joining the celebrations from Iraq.
With thanks to the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Raymond Odierno, who issued a waiver allowing military to drink beer on Feb. 1, soldiers will able to enjoy two Schlitz beers and a pizza from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, during the Super Bowl – a welcome break from rules prohibiting alcohol that were established in light of occupying an Islamic country
Troops In Iraq Celebrate Super Bowl
Three pallets of brew, along with 2,000 pizzas from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, will be packed up Friday and flown to Iraq courtesy of delivery company DHL.
“It won’t be cold on our end but I’m sure it will be in the future,” said Glunz general manager Jerry Glunz.
Glunz said Schlitz has a tradition of providing beer to soldiers — part of the brand’s post-World War II dominance was because of its distribution to the military, he said.
At the height of World War II, the company donated profits from one out of every four bottles, to American fighters serving overseas.
Soldiers will have to adhere to drinking in designated areas and commanders have been ordered to keep things calm, nevertheless, our fellow troops will be glued the game with beer and pizza in hand, enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes with the rest of us.
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