Fallen soldier to be honored at vigil

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

WHITEWRIGHT, TX -- The Whitewright community will come together Thursday night to honor a fallen soldier.

Private First Class Christian "Jake" Chandler was killed in action Monday while serving in Afghanistan.

Chandler's mother, Rhonda Beazley, says Jake's friends have planned a candlelight vigil tonight at Whitewright High School at 7:30.

His unit was attacked by small arms fire in Logar Province.

He deployed to Afghanistan last October as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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