NCIS: Season 2, Episode 21

Hometown Hero (3 May 2005)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Hometown Hero (original title)

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A hospital corpsman stows his gear in a self-store room; after 10 months he dies in action in Iraq; then the skeletal remains of a high-school friend turn up in his storeroom. Despite local resistance Gibbs and company solve the mystery.

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In anticipation of a deployment to Iraq, a hospital corpsman third-class stows his personal gear, including a pickup truck, in a self-store room; after 10 months he dies in action, saving the lives of two Marines at the cost of his own life; his CO recommends him for a posthumous Silver Star; a hometown friend, acting on his written directions, opens his rented storeroom; however, the skeletal remains of a young woman appear in the bed of the truck; Gibbs and company investigate. Ducky says that the remains are those of a girl from the sailor's hometown who disappeared about two years previously. Abby provides much evidence, and, despite local resistance, the team identify the killer. Written by DocRushing

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In "Hometown Hero" the video seen at the end of DiNozzos' car being crashed into the back of a semi truck, is actual footage from a police chase that took place in Buckeye County, AZ. See more »

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Gibbs acknowledges that he is a "former marine." Unlike other services, marines never consider themselves "former," even after leaving active duty. The question would never have been asked by a marine, and Gibbs would have bristled at it in any case. See more »

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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: They're holding Petty Officer Dobbs' body for you at the Dover morgue.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: I don't get it, I thought he died in combat.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I need you to take a look, Ducky.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: What do you expect me to find?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Nothing. I just need to buy more time.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Oh, Jethro, I can spend forever finding nothing.
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