Tuesday, August 25, 2009

True Story: Taking Chance

A true story HBO Movie, written by Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, this is a 2008 movie starring Kevin Bacon. A story of Strobl's emotional account as he travel across America as a volunteer escort officer for the body of fallen marine Chance Phelps. The journey was significant because both Strobl and Phelps share the same hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.

Chance Russel Phelps was born July 14, 1984, he died at the age of 19. He was a Private First Class promoted to Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Phelps was killed in action outside Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Phelps's unit was conducting a convoy escort when they came under attack including rocket propelled grenades. Despite being wounded, he refused to be evacuated and instead manned his M240 machine gun to cover the evacuation of the rest of his convoy. Upon withdrawal, he got a fatal wound to the head. This movie is so sad especially if you have a family who is a military assigned in Afghanistan and Iraq.

My salute to all the Fallen Heroes who died in combat all over the World.

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