Hundreds Bid Farwell To Dubois Marine

Dubois, WY – Hundreds of people lined the streets of Dubois Saturday to say goodbye to Marine Private First Class Chance Phelps. Phelps was shot and killed west of Baghdad on Good Friday when the convoy he was ptoecting was ambushed. Although he spent his later years in Colorado, the 19 year old Phelps grew up in Dubois. Many of those who attended his funeral had played baseball with him or knew him as a boy who played with their children. Phelps is the 8th person with Wyoming ties to die in the line of duty since 2001.