Wednesday, January 7, 2009

'Taking Chance'

If this doesn't make you well with tears, I'm not sure what will.

Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday. Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn’t know Chance before he died. Today, I miss him.

Over a year ago, I volunteered to escort the remains of Marines killed in Iraq should the need arise. The military provides a uniformed escort for all casualties to ensure they are delivered safely to the next of kin and are treated with dignity and respect along the way.

That was posted four years ago. Now, soon to be a movie from HBO. The trailer looks good and Michael Strobl, the man who penned the original post for BlackFive, has a credit with the movie.

Thanks to the morons at Ace again.

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