Remains found in an oil drum at the Philadelphia are identified, by dog tags, as belonging to Jimmy Tully, a Marine who went AWOL while on leave in 1951, opening up a murder case for the first time. Among the witnesses and suspects are members of his unit, his sergeant, a beautiful girl and a jealous guy from a Navy bar that the victim visited while on leave. As usual, all of these people are still alive and in Philadelphia. In the end, the murderer confesses and Tully's family can be proud of him, finally. Written by
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The flashback portion is set during the Korean War and revolves around a Marine unit boarding a troopship in Philadelphia to head for South Korea. Traveling by ship from Philadelphia to South Korea would be taking the long way around the planet; in actuality, US Marines at Camp Lejeune NC on the east coast traveled cross country by rail to San Diego and then shipped across the Pacific to South Korea. See more