Law & Order: Season 12, Episode 2

Armed Forces (3 Oct. 2001)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A murdered shoe-shine man turns out to be a veteran who was trying to return the Bronze Star he received during the Vietnam War.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
D.A. Nora Lewin (credit only)
Nolan Tinsdale
Jack Willis ...
Stan Fletcher
Charles Brown ...
Stephen Morehouse
V. Craig Heidenreich ...
(as V Craig Heidenreich)
Dan Desmond ...
(as Daniel Desmond)
Thu Do ...
Hon Trung
Translator (as Leon Quangle)


When a homeless man is found dead an investigation uncovers that he's a Vietnam veteran. And it's discovered that he was going to reveal something about his service in Vietnam. It seems that a couple of the men who served with him, didn't want him to. Written by

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A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn: Gardner's accepted our offer of man two. She intends to ask the judge for the minimum.
Jack McCoy: A mayor and an oil executive. I'm sure she'll make a strong case. I think there were mitigating factors.
A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn: Based on what they did or who they are?
Jack McCoy: They were kids. Kids armed to the teeth, put in a place where most of the time they couldn't tell who was for them and who was against them. We need to be careful how we judge.
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