Petty Officer Third Class Colin Boxer is fatally shot while driving a Porsche borrowed from self-made Calcutta-born billionaire Vijay Chaya. His fiancée Kim recently bought the murder weapon and gave it to her brother Krist Taylor, a frat party animal like his brilliant roommate Alec Dell. During the investigation, Gibbs comes across one of the first Congressional medals of Honor awarded to colored soldiers, sold by his father Jackson's former, now 'unmentionable' best friend Leroy Jethro Moore, after whom he was named before their total break-up. Written by
Did You Know?
The character of Leroy Jethro Moore, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams
, is described as a World War II hero and Medal of Honor winner, who is the best friend of Jackson Gibbs (Ralph Waite
), and the namesake of Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon
). Since Billy Dee Williams was born in 1937, he would have only been approximately eight years old in 1945, the last year of World War II. As the namesake of Gibbs, and best friend of Gibbs' father Jackson, Williams would have been only fourteen at the time of Gibbs (Mark Harmon's) birth, although the Gibbs character could certainly be younger than Harmon, but Gibbs' age is unknown. However, there is a reference to Gibbs' mother dying forty years ago, when he was fourteen years old. This would make Gibbs approximately fifty-four years old, born in 1957 or 1958, or six to seven years younger than Harmon's actual age. See more
DiNozzo and Gibbs refer to "The Congressional Medal of Honor," which is incorrect, because the correct name is simply Medal of Honor. See more