In April, 2004, casualties mount in Iraq. At Quantico, choices focus on increasing troop strength or only replacing casualties. Lt. Col. Mike Strobl crunches numbers. Stung by his superior’s rejection of his recommendation because he lacks recent combat experience, Strobl volunteers for escort duty, accompanying the remains Pfc. Chance Phelps, killed at 19. From Dover to Philadelphia by hearse, from there to Minneapolis and on to Billings by plane, and then by car to Phelps’ Wyoming home – person after person pays respects. Kind words, small gifts, and gratitude are given Strobl to deliver to the family on this soul-searching journey. Source
This was an excellent movie and will make you truly appreciate the sacrifice of those that serve. I described it to a lady at work as one of those movies that will tug at your heart. Whether you are for or against our current wars, one thing that you cannot waiver on is the support for those that serve. I imagine, and know since this was based on a true story, that the scenes in the movie that show how common everyday Americans show respect and appreciation while seeing those that have fallen make their final journey home truly happen every single day.
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