Wed November 13, 2013
The Return Of A Lost Purple Heart Sparks A Friendship, Reveals A Soldier's Story
A discovery at a yard sale in North Carolina about a year ago led to a military ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. Two unlikely friends are returning a Purple Heart to the family of First Lieutenant Henry Schenk, who died fighting in the Korean War.
Kimberly Paller found the medal in a box of books at a yard sale near Pinehurst. She tracked down James McEachin, a retired Hollywood actor and Korean War veteran who served alongside Schenk. He had been looking for Schenk’s family all these years. Paller and McEachin spoke to us shortly before the ceremony in D.C.