Chiefland soldier glad to be home

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Troy Chancey knows there's no place like home.
After a year of being shot at and interrogating enemy combatants in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old Army specialist admits being back in the relatively slow pace of Chiefland is a little strange. But life in the states is something he looks forward to getting used to again.
"I wanna' do a lot of the things I missed out on," Chancey said Friday from the home of his grandparents Janice and Buster.
Chancey, who came back to the states June 23, was on a plane to boot camp right out of Chiefland High School in 2008. Joining the service was something he said he always knew he wanted to do.
Chancey, who also spent eight months in Iraq in 2009, said the military is not always the easiest way for a person to spend his or her late teens and early twenties, but he said he's glad he went.
"You get to meet people, You get to travel. And you form a bond most people don't get to experience (because) you get into situations you wouldn't get into over here."
He said his time in the Army forced him to grow up fast.

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