WPR News
10:21 am
Mon February 16, 2009

"Taking Chance" in Dubois Wednesday

Dubois, WY – A film about a Wyoming soldier killed in action in Iraq will be shown on Wednesday in Dubois. The HBO film "Taking Chance" tells the story of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, who died in 2004 while defending the rest of his convoy during a firefight outside of Baghdad. His body was escorted home to Dubois by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl. Strobl says that journey was a remarkable one: "From the hearse drivers or the flight attendants or the cargo handlers, the ticketing agents, the pilots, they all were very moved by Chance and his sacrifice."

The film chronicles that journey. It will be screened at Dubois High School on Wednesday at 6pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.