Soldier's last wish realized
Roger Croteau: Express-News
Donna Kiernan, 43, is moving into the 3,000-square-foot barn this week — it has an 875-square-foot apartment built in.
And it has a bunkhouse, where the guys from her husband’s unit can sleep.
And Chris asked her to follow the plan without him.
“Well, one day somebody said, ‘We’re going to Donna Kiernan’s place, you coming?’ and I said,
“It was the loneliest time of my life,” he said. “And then Chris had called her and asked her to visit me and we became friends.”
“I can’t do a lot of work,” he said. “I’m kind of like the mascot.”
Chris went to Iraq for his first tour in 2004.
“He didn’t want to be separated from his family for another year. Actually this time it was going to be 15 months,” she said.