Lt. Goldman is shot loading a captured, injured VC colonel onto a helicopter. At the base hospital, he learns that Nikki Raines, the nurse he is in love with, had an abortion and she wants to break ...
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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As cheesy as it may appear on film, the part of the first season where they discover the N.V.A. tunnel by a soldier accidentally sitting on a nail was based on a true event from the war. During Operation Crimp (January 8 - 14, 1966, a joint operation between the U.S. and Australian troops that was the largest operation of the war at that time) a U.S. serviceman accidentally discovered a bunker complex by sitting on a nail protruding from something covering a tunnel entrance. See more »
In the episode where the soldiers take leave in Hawaii we see them walk to their plane at the end with a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter sitting behind them. But this aircraft would not exist until the mid-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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