Veterans Day Chance Encounter- A Compelling Story About An American Hero @philcsolomon

by Phil C. Solomon on November 12, 2012

in Positive Attitude

This post has nothing to do with healthcare, revenue cycle, healthcare reform or healthcare IT. It has to do with honoring an American hero on Veterans Day.

Revenue Cycle News Just by “chance”, I watched the movie, Taking Chance, last night. It was apropos that I chose to watch this movie tonight, on Veterans Day, the day that all American’s pay tribute to those who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama film based upon the experiences of Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps, back to his hometown from the Iraq War.

This movie was by far the most moving and emotionally stirring film I have ever watched. It really made me think of the sacrifices our American hero’s make every day to protect our freedom. If you have already watched it, you know what I am saying. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend that you do (make sure to have some tissues on hand).

If you are intrigued about this short film, look at this video to get a sense about the movie. If you’d like to download the full movie, you will find it here.

Thank you to all who have served, are serving, and to those who will serve. Our freedom in America is not free. It’s paid for by the blood of patriots.

Here is information about Chance Russell Phelps. He was killed in action at approximately 13:30 on April 9, 2004 (Good Friday), outside Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Phelps’s unit was conducting convoy escort (including the assistant commander of the 1st Marine DivisionBrigadier General John F. Kelly when they came under heavy small arms fire, including rocket-propelled grenades. Despite being wounded, he refused to be evacuated, and instead manned his M240 machine gun (also reported to have been a M2 .50 caliber machine gun) to cover the evacuation of the rest of his convoy. Upon withdrawal, he sustained his fatal wound to the head.

Biography – Chance Russell Phelps:

Born July 14, 1984
Riverton, Wyoming
Died April 9, 2004 (aged 19)
Ramadi, Al Anbar, Iraq
Place of burial Dubois, Wyoming
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 2003-2004
Rank Lance Corporal (posthumous)
Unit 3rd Battalion 11th Marines
Battles/wars Iraq War
* Battle of Ramadi
* Operation Vigilant Resolve
Awards Bronze Star
Purple Heart


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tn pas cher November 24, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Very good.Thank you very much


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