Bravo Company takes Hill 1000 - again - and finds no trace of the enemy. All the men, especially Horn, question why they take a hill suffering casualties and then abandon it, only to be required to ...
The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.
Patrick Sheane Duncan
This series offers an unflinching look at the "tours of duty" of several members of a platoon during the Vietnam War. Death is inevitable in war, and major characters do die. The protagonists face the Viet Cong, social disapproval, and sometimes themselves over the course of the series.Written by
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While the Special Operations Group, or S.O.G., that the unit joins in season three usually recruited from special forces outfits, they did take operators from regular infantry units. One such example is Franklin D. Miller, who did seven tours of duty, spending seven years in Vietnam, winning countless decorations and medals including the Medal Of Honor during a hellish and intense mission. Frank started out in an infantry platoon just like the fictional characters on the show, and spent two years "in the bush" before he'd even heard of the special forces, much less MACV-SOG. But upon hearing about them, he applied and after a rigorous selection process he made the cut. So while it's possible for a regular infantry soldier to have made it in, S.O.G. never wrangled entire squads or units into their operation as is depicted in season three. However, when they join, it is stated that heavy casualties have left the unit seriously under strength, so Goldman and his men are recruited as a stop-gap measure. See more »
In all the episodes of 1st and 2nd season, quite a few characters (Taylor, Johnson, Purcell) wear helmets with chinstraps from 1970s. See more »
Private Marcus Taylor:
The chaplain wasn't congratulating you for what you did on the field. He was congratulating you for coming back alive.
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Having served two tours of duty in Vietnam, I can say without hesitation that "Tour Of Duty" is the most realistic of any movies/programs that have been made about the war, excuse me, conflict, and what went on there. Zeke Anderson is the epitome of a good platoon sergeant, and Lieutenant Goldman shows wisdom in taking advice from such an experienced Non-Commissioned Officer at Zeke Anderson. A rare quality in an officer.
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