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REMEMBER THE FALLEN this Memorial Day..

May 24, 2009
A True story of one of our own. Taking Chance Phelps home.

A True story of one of our own. Taking Chance Phelps home.

Working as a strategic analyst at Marine Corps Base Quantico in VA, Lt. Col. Strobl (Kevin Bacon) learns that Phelps had once lived in his hometown, and volunteers to escort the body to its final resting place in Wyoming.

As Strobl journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military, and all those involved with preparing and transporting the body, handle their duties. Equally important, he encounters hundreds of people affected by Chance’s death, a vast majority of whom never knew him. This collective grieving eventually causes Lt. Col. Strobl, a veteran of Desert Storm now assigned to office duty, to probe his own guilt about not re-deploying to Iraq for the current conflict.

Arriving in Wyoming, Lt. Col. Strobl completes his catharsis when he encounters Chance’s gracious family and friends, and discovers an extraordinary outpouring of community support.

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Well worth taking the time for watching this movie on HBO. It is pretty obvious Kevin Bacon was touched personally in the making of this movie where his true to life performance is far more than just acting…

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