I hope that you've been able to catch the superb HBO original film Taking Chance, which premiered last Saturday night. It's a quiet, moving and sober tale -- based on a true story -- about Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC, who accompanied the body of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Chance Phelps from Iraq back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming, in 2004.
Kevin Bacon gives a tight and intelligent performance as Strobl, who originally wrote in his journal about his experiences escorting Phelps' remains. Later, when his writings became public, the article was widely circulated around the internet and read by myriads of people who were stirred by Chance Phelps' journey home.
HBO has done a wonderful job in transferring it to the screen, and I highly recommend visiting their extensive website for Taking Chance to read the whole story behind this important movie.
Taking Chance airs many more times over the next few weeks; check the front page of the movie's website to go to the entire schedule.