Discussion in 'Military' started by Emma, May 27, 2012.
"The Old Soldier (James McEachin, the "Army man" in Reveille) performs VOICES from the one-man play Above the Call, Beyond the Duty at the USS Green Bay Gala commemorating the newly built transport ship. Attendance is appr 1800, standing ovations before and after his performance."
[FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] As a young man, James McEachin served in the U.S. Army, before, and then during, the Korean War. Serving in King Company, 24th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, he was wounded (nearly fatally) in an ambush and left for dead. McEachin was rescued by a young blond soldier who carried him for many miles over treacherous terrain and nearby gunfire to safety before disappearing from his life forever. McEachin was one of only two soldiers to survive the ambush, the fate of his rescuer is unknown.
[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] In 2005 McEachin was awarded both the Silver Star and Purple Heart by California Congressman David Dreier after particpating in the 2005 Veterans History Project where it was discovered he was missing some of his service records .
Shortly thereafter, McEachin was appointed an Ambassador for the United States Army Reserve based out of the 63rd Regional Readiness Command in Los Alamitos, CA., a position he held for three years and remains as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador, Emeritus. [/FONT] In 2003 McEachin acted in an 8-minute film short starring himself and David Huddleston. Posted on the internet in May 2006, this patiotic film short with no dialogue speaks volumes and quickly garnered over 3 million viewers and a mass of heartfelt fan letters. The many responses led to the development of the 2007 GI Film Festival Best Film Short, Old Glory, and the character of The Old Soldier would later develop into the play Above the Call; Beyond the Duty.
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