Soldier Surprises Daughters, Congregation With Early Return

Soldier Surprises Daughters, Congregation With Early Return

CREATED Mar 22, 2014

by Todd Walker

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn - A Friday night youth church service has been praying for its youth minister's safe return from Afghanistan since he left nine months ago.

They thought they'd have to keep praying for another three months.

Chief Warrant Officer Anthony White, who is also known as Minister White at Amazing Grace Apostolic Church in Clarksville, got home a few months early and decided to surprise his whole congregation in Clarksville, Friday night.

White has six kids and they all thought he wouldn't be home until June.

"At first when I saw him I thought 'Am I hallucinating things?'" said his daughter Andrea. "And I see my sister running towards him and I'm just like 'Oh my gosh!' I just started screaming. I'm so glad he's home."

White was one of 60 soldiers from Fort Campbell who returned from Afghanistan, Friday.

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