There are few stories about the War in Iraq that affected me emotionally as reading about Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl’s story of escorting home the body of PFC Chance Phelps in a series called Taking Chance — now we’re told that HBO is releasing a made for tv movie with the same title on February 21st:
Four and a half years ago, I was asked to post “Taking Chance” by LtCol Michael Strobl. It evoked one of the strongest reactions on BlackFive that I have seen since starting the blog in mid-2003. The story also gave me the honor to get to know some of the friends and family and Marine brothers of Chance.
I included Taking Chance in the Blog of War (Chance is one of the men that the book is dedicated to) and we have followed it’s trajectory until, finally, it will be aired as a movie on HBO on February 21st. Kevin Bacon will portray LtCol Strobl.