It is 1968 and Sargeant Zeke Anderson, a soldier on his third tour of Vietnam, strives to do what he does best - keep his platoon alive. Following a particularly fierce nocturnal attack on Firebase Ladybird by the NVA, Anderson couriers intelligence to Battalion headquarters and does a little recruiting from a group of newbies in order to replenish the platoon's depleted numbers. The last to be recruited is Roger Horn, a harmonica playing anti war protester. Anderson also meets his new Lieutenant, Myron Goldman, a gung-ho officer candidate school graduate taking up his first field position. The two butt heads on their first mission, Goldman resentful when the more experienced Anderson steps in to stop him from making decisions that would put the platoon in jeopardy. Stumbling across the covert headquarters of a band of NVA, the platoon engage in a fire fight resulting in Goldman embarking on a steep learning curve while gaining respect for Anderson's field savvy and bravery. In the ... Written by
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When the first episode aired on Swedish television, in late 1980's, Channel 1's switch board got so many calls from people protesting about the show's violent content, that they shut down the airing after approximately 30 minutes. See more