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Taking Chance - the Movie

Remember LtCol Michael Strobl's account of escorting the remains of Marine Lance Corporal Chance Phelps (must read)?

It's going to be made into a movie for HBO.

Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps' story will be told in movie form next year. HBO Films is starting production this summer on "Taking Chance." It is based on a firsthand account of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, the volunteer military escort officer who accompanied Phelps' body across America. Phelps and Strobl share the same hometown of Dubois, Wyo., population 983. Filmmakers shot footage at Thursday's ceremony. The film should debut in 2007. Phelps' family said at first they were hesitant about the film but are hopeful it will be a positive film that rings true for many." This movie is actually going to be a way to honor everyone" who has died in service, said Phelps' mother, Gretchen   Mack.

And A Soldier's Perspective has more on a building commemorated in Chance's name at 29 Palms.