The platoon is transferred to Camp Barnett MACV-SOG from where they will conduct unconventional warfare and counter-insurgency operations. Zeke Anderson is not extending his tour and uses his saved up free time to return to the US earlier to go see his daughter Katie for the first time in 2 years. The squads' first assignment is to snatch a VC tax collector. Myron, mourning the loss of Alex, is distracted, and Johnson is trying to adjust to his role as the new "sarge".
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Opening blurb: Black Americans constituted about 13 percent of the troops in Vietnam; 28 percent had combat assignments; only 2 percent were officers. See more
While dressed in his Class A uniform, SFC Anderson has only 2 combat hash marks on his right sleeve despite there having been numerous references to the fact that he is at the end of his third tour. A combat hash mark represents 6 months of combat duty, therefore he should have at least 6 hash marks. See more