Decorated Vietnam veteran John Cross takes a job teaching survival skills at the Ventura Air Force School and Jaime Sommers is his first test subject. Helen and Jim look after Cross's daughter Kim who hasn't spoken since her mother died in her arms. The young girl soon proves herself to be a handful and Major Cross is planning to steal a top-secret missile guidance system to get back at the army which he feels deserted by. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
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Jaime would not have been allowed to have a sharp metal wood-saw on an open and easily-accessible shelf in her youngster-filled classroom, especially since most of the students had started out being emotionally disturbed and/or unruly, and so it would be especially unwise and unsafe to have anything within their reach that someone could get hurt on. See more
John Cross was on a covert mission in Vietnam when the South Vietnamese army collapsed. He left his wife and Kim in a village that they promised would be protected by the US armored unit. The whole thing got snafu'd. The tanks failed to get the orders to move up. There was a Vietcong mortar barrage. Kim's mother died in her arms. According to the medical report, when they found her, she was still holding her. She hasn't talked since.