A Marine corporal from WW2, Ernie Yost, who is a new widower and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, voluntarily enters the headquarters of the NCIS, where he happens to meet Gibbs, to whom he confesses having murdered a fellow Marine. Gibbs and the gang investigate, but at first they do not buy the confession or understand it. The SecNav shows interest, for Yost has written to him. LCdr. Faith Coleman, of the JAG Corps, demands to arrest Yost and charge him; however, the NCIS bunch have other plans for him. The team put the pieces together, and both Kate and Faith shed a few tears. A Japanese former soldier lends a hand and serves a meal. Gibbs, a former gunny, takes Yost to dinner. Written by
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's character portrays a Medal Of Honor recipient. In real life, Durning was awarded one Purple Hearts in WWII for injuries received. In addition to the Purple Hearts, Durning was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars for valor and the World War II Victory Medal. In 2008 the French consul presented him with the National Order of the Legion of Honor. See more
An exhumed corpse of a marine, presumably murdered in Iwo Jima, is shown with his dog-tags wedged between his teeth. Gibbs explains how this is supposed to be a common military practice. However, according to the US Military Mortuary Affairs department this is strictly a battlefield rumor and "no official record of American soldiers being issued with these instructions exists". See more
Hey, morning, Henry!
That sushi place you sent me to...
What, you didn't like it?
I liked it fine, only you didn't tell me I had to speak Japanese to order.
You don't order; you eat what you're served, with a smile. Just like being married.
References To the Shores of Iwo Jima
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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