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icehog3
04-26-2009, 10:52 AM
I understand HBO is going to be airng a documentary about the process of brining fallen soldiers home from Iraq. The series was based on a letter written by a Marine...it is very moving, so I thought I would post a link for anyone who wanted to read it.

http://www.everythingiknowiswrong.com/2004/04/taking_chance.html

Whee
04-26-2009, 11:03 AM
Hit me in the arm, Tom.

:usa

chippewastud79
04-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Very nice story Tom, thanks for sharing :usa :salute:

G G
04-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing that touching story Tom.

bobarian
04-26-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Tom.:usa I am glad I did not read this at work, I hate when my "allergies" act up there. ;)

mikeyj23
04-26-2009, 01:05 PM
Pretty incredible piece.


It looks like the film is already out though: IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019454/) shows the release date as Feb 21, 2009. Here's the schedule (http://www.hbo.com/apps/schedule/ScheduleServlet?CHANNEL=All+Channels&ACTION_SEARCH=SEARCH&KEY=TITLE&VALUE=taking+chance) on HBO's site for when it will be showing again.

icehog3
04-26-2009, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the schedule, Mikey. :D

14holestogie
04-26-2009, 03:30 PM
Yes, it's been shown a couple of times already.
Powerful story.

alley00p
04-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Tom, I was fortunate to see this HBO movie a month or so ago. Kevin Bacon plays an excellent lead in "Taking Chance", and there are moments in the movie that had me reaching for a tissue.

The movie is very well written and exceptionaly moving. I was never aware of the care or dignity that our troops display when bringing their fallen comades home to their families.

I'm glad you brought this topic up again, as everyone of us here should have an opportunity to view this film!

Charlie


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icehog3
04-26-2009, 03:46 PM
Makes me even more excited to see it Charlie, thanks. :tu

19thHole
04-26-2009, 05:29 PM
This was a fantastic movie, absolutely moving. I was fortunate to watch it alone and no one could see this grown man tear up.

BamBam
04-26-2009, 07:27 PM
That was simply...awesome :tu

Old Sailor
04-26-2009, 08:45 PM
:salute::usa:salute:

ucla695
04-26-2009, 08:53 PM
A movie worth seeing. :usa:

skullnrose
04-26-2009, 08:59 PM
Thanks for sharing.