The Chandler family organized very special surprise for their chaplain soldier who hadn’t seen his parents in over a year. Back from his tour in Iraq after receiving the Bronze Star, Captain Chaplain Owen Chandler was determined to do only one thing, put a smile on his parents face.
When it came to his father, Rick, Capt. Chandler had succeeded in making him beam, but his mother, Judy fell over with tears of joy and relief. Still in tears she told The Gleaner, “I just told Rick last night that I had been crying off and on all week because I wanted to see him so bad.”