Rich Chandler enlisted in the Navy in 2000. He is my younger brother. He is a Third Class Petty Officer. He served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Enduring Freedom. We all love you very much and miss you Rich!!! Come home soon (and safe)!
Mike Ritter enlisted in the Marines in 1999. He is my cousin. He and Rich grew up together living next door to each other all their lives. Mike is Sergeant of the Third Battalion, Eight Marine. He is now serving our country over in the Middle East. Mike, we all love you and miss you and are very anxious to hear from you so we know you are safe.
Rich and Mike—We all miss you both so much. We worry about you every day. Family get togethers are just not the same without the two of you. Just remember, your family is always thinking about you and praying for you and waiting for you to return home safely.