[sticklist] - Story of VF grad killed in Iraq to be a movie
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Mon Oct 22 00:37:58 UTC 2007
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Soldier who bequeathed party draws interest from Hollywood
By ANNIE TASKER
Bucks County Courier Times
A few days after Army Special Forces Capt. Jeffrey Toczylowski died in
Iraq, friends found his last message waiting in their inbox:
³If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away. No,
it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this
The Upper Moreland native then invited them to a $100,000 Las Vegas party
he'd planned in celebration of his life.
If it sounds like a movie, Hollywood agrees.
New Line Cinema bought the rights to Toczylowski's story for a movie it's
calling ³Time of Your Life,² according to Variety Magazine.
The screenplay, which has not been written, will be based on the events
leading up to Toczylowski's death in 2005 after falling from a helicopter
in Iraq's Al-Anbar province. Toczylowski wrote the e-mail before leaving
for Iraq and asked a friend to forward it to loved ones in the event of his
death. About 125 people showed up for the celebration at the Palms Hotel
and Casino in Las Vegas a year later.
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Toczylowski was an Archbishop Wood High School graduate who went on to
become a second lieutenant in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the
Valley Forge Military Academy. Toczylowski, who was 30 when he died, is
buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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