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         James McEachin

The main characters and proposed principal actors for the film

James McEachin is a Silver Star and Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War, an accom­plished actor, and an award-winning author. McEachin is perhaps best known for his roles on Perry Mason, Matlock, Play Misty For Me, and his NBC series Tenafly. He enjoyed an illustrious career and eventually retired. Since retirement, McEachin has authored six novels, multiple screen plays, and his one-man play, entitled Above the Call; Beyond the Duty which opened at DC’s Kennedy Cen­ter in 2008. The two-hour play has been seen in places as far away as Kuwait. McEachin began the year 2013 by releasing Tell Me a Tale: a novel of the Old South as an audio book, he followed up by participating in the launching of the battleship USS Michael Murphy. He is currently working on his film project, The Purple Heart. Alabama’s Mo­bile Area Veteran’s Day Commission selected him as their 2013 Patriot of the Year for his continued work with veterans. On November 1, 2013 the GI Film Festival awarded the actor the 2013 GIFF Veteran in Entertainment Award for his many patriotic appearances and performances.