A captain in the Marine Corps Reserve dies in the explosion of a single mortar round in the green international zone in central Baghdad; by order of the SecNav the body reaches Ducky, who says that the shrapnel did not kill the officer, but a bullet did. The reservist had achieved much financial success by age 30; his trophy widow shows up in the squad bay, and she provides information. Tony and Jardine investigate in Baghdad; Gibbs, McGee, and Ziva continue to investigate in Washington. Cooperation and coordination across 10 time zones produce a solution of the puzzle; Gibbs and McGee then form a welcoming committee and crash a meeting at the Dulles Airport. Written by
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Anthony DiNozzo picks up a shell casing (when in Iraq) and says "7.62mm, not our round" The 7.62mm is a standard NATO round used by he U.S. military. And all of NATO. See more
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
A marine was murdered on your watch.
Marine Major Ike Varnai
And I've lost two more since then. Blown away by roadside bombs. That's part of our reality out here, sir. Doesn't mean I like it.
NCIS Asst. Director Leon Vance
Thank you for your time, Major.
References A Few Good Men
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