By CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) GREG THOGMARTIN
U.S. Army Cadet Command
It has been five years since I first watched the movie “Taking Chance” in late October 2009. HBO Films had released it at that time and it’s based on the true story of Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, played by Kevin Bacon, and his journey as the escort officer for a fallen Marine, Lance Corporal Chance Phelps.
The story that unfolds is a stirring look at the themes of respect, remembrance and gratitude.