Chance Russell Phelps was a Private First Class — posthumously promoted to Lance Corporal — in the United States Marine Corps.

He served with 2nd Platoon, Battery L, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment(3/11), 1st Marine Division,

I Marine Expeditionary Force, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Phelps was killed in  Iraq on April, 9, 2004 as the convoy he was escorting came under heavy fire.

His story is the subject of the movie Taking Chance.

LCpl Chance Phelps Detachment # 1408

meets the second Wednesday each month at 1900

at Archie Hay American Legion Post #24, 500 Broadway, Rock Springs, WY

Their Commandant is Richard Dansereau.

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Their Adjutant is Dave Wenig. His phone is (307) 760-9965.

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