CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - After spending 10 months overseas and missing Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and birthdays, US Army Specialist Chaqueena Bennett surprised her family when she returned home to Conway Saturday afternoon.
Bennett's group left two weeks ago, but she volunteered to stay behind and train the next group coming in.
"I feel very relieved, blessed, and I'm glad that God let me come home in one piece. I went over and did my duty and I'm back now with my family," Bennett said.
Now that she is back, Bennett said she can't wait for some of her mother's home cooking and time at the beach.