A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

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5 Comments:

Blogger Yuri Orlov said...

That was a great film short, thanks for posting it! I enjoyed it very much!

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Rey B said...

Thank you Xavier, from one sailor to another. Fair winds and following seas to those who have gone on.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Chris Byrne said...

Surfing around the web today, I've been tearing up more than a bit.

It's a great video; I've seen it before and it makes me choke each time.

Funny thing; Sunrise Sr. living as depicted in the movie, is actually a real place in few miles away from me. The movie was made by a couple of local film makers in '04, and won a bunch of prizes.

Jame McEachin (who played the Army veteran) was one of only two survivors of the King company ambush at Kumsong. He was severely wounded, and near death; when he was carried out of the area by a fellow soldier who was never identified.

For his actions during the Korean conflict McEachin was awarded a purple heart (with repeat awards), a Silver Star (for valor, with repeat awards), and five other medals or citations for valor.

McEachin never received these medals however, because of a records error. He was unaware even that he had been awarded several of them, until 2005 (after this movie was made) when his congressman was doing research on him for a veterans history project.

Oh and David Huddleston, who played a Navy vet in the movie? He's actually an Air Force vet; like myself.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Stoney Pete said...

I've been reading you blog for some time now. This is the best 11:29 I've ever spent on Youtube. Thanks for sharing.

5:21 AM  
Blogger T. Hernlund said...

Now that video is a damn sight better than the Remember Me video. Good deal!

I notice the credits list an Air Force man. There wasn't one, was there?


-T.

8:53 PM  

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