Fallen soldier from Whitewright to return home

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WHITEWRIGHT, TX -- The fallen soldier from Whitewright, Private First Class Christian Jake Chandler, will be returning home Thursday.

Chandler's mother tells News 12 that his body will be arriving at the main hangar at North Texas Regional Airport just after 11 a.m.

Chandler was killed in action April 28th in Afghanistan after his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Logar province.

The Patriot Guard Riders and an Honor Guard attachment from Fort Hood will be there to escort Chandler and his family to the funeral home.

Jake's funeral is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bells.