Courtesy of Blackfive, read Lt. Col. M.R. Strobl's account of his accompanying the body of Marine Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his final resting place in Dubois, Wyoming.
"Chance was an artillery cannoneer and his unit was acting as provisional military police outside of Baghdad. Chance had volunteered to man a .50 caliber machine gun in the turret of the leading vehicle in a convoy. The convoy came under intense fire but Chance stayed true to his post and returned fire with the big gun, covering the rest of the convoy, until he was fatally wounded."