In April, 2004, casualties mount in Iraq. At Quantico, choices focus on increasing troop strength or only replacing casualties. Lt. Col. Michael 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. What are his own discoveries?
Did You Know?
This is the second movie Kevin Bacon has played a U.S. Marine. He played a JAG Marine officer in A Few Good Men (1992). See more
When asked to verify the remains, the camera jumps back in forth to the tagging of the remains which shows two completely different ID tags. See more
LtCol Mike Strobl
[Noticing Annie had typed "HOT soldier" into her phone
Actually, it's Marine.
Take The Highway
Written by Toy Caldwell
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
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