James McEachin, U.S. Army, Korea


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James McEachin joined the U.S. Army before turning eighteen, fascinated with the idea of being part of answering Uncle Sam's call to join the United States military. During his years in uniform, McEachin experienced the integration of the U.S. Armed Forces and deployed to fight in Korea in 1952.
In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Mr. McEachin describes his first combat experience and what it felt like to take another life. He also recounts being ambushed and nearly left for dead, until the only other survivor from his unit rendered heroic service to save his life.
McEachin also tells us how he came home and found work acting in Hollywood, appearing alongside the legendary John Wayne.

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