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         James McEachin

Click here to see a clip from ‘Access Hollywood’ showing  James McEachin’s moving Memorial Day tribute: ‘A Soldier’s Paean

Podcast Interview with James McEachin, The Tom Gulley Show.

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CityWatch Los Angeles 11/11/14

“This is Personal: Purple Heart Finds its Way Back Home”

From the Article:

“It was one year ago, on Veteran’s Day, that McEachin closed the door to a decades long search for the family of his Patrol Leader, First Lieutenant Henry Schenk, who fought so valiantly to free an American soldier from his captors in Korea on August 11, 1951”

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The Pilot, Moore County, NC

May 24, 2013

“The Right Thing to Do” John Chappell

From the Article:

“A Purple Heart medal found in a yard sale box of books is linking a local woman with a Korean War hero in Hollywood, California 60 years later”

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Lafayette College News,

Easton, PA

September 16, 2013

“Purple Heart of Hero Henry Schenk ‘43 to be Returned to Family in November Ceremony”

From the Article:

“A Purple Heart, found in a box of books bought at a yard sale in Pinehurst, N.C., by Kimberly Paller about a year ago, was awarded posthumously to 1st Lt. Henry A. Schenk ’43, killed in action during the Korean War. She found his name inscribed on the back of the medal and began a search to find his family”

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Purple Hearts Reunited Website

“Korean War Hero Honored in Washington D.C”

From the Article:

On 12 November 2013, CPT Zachariah Fike of Purple Hearts Reunited, Mr. James McEachin, Kimberly Paller, and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart conducted a joint ceremony to return a found Purple Heart medal to the family of 1LT Henry A. Schenk, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War

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