A drama series set in an American base during the Vietnam War. Rather than focusing on the battle scenes, this show looked at the everyday lives of the people sent to serve their country. The doctors, nurses, soldiers stationed at the base must try to come to terms with the horrors and stresses of the war around them.
Last Episode04x17 Hello Goodbye (2) Aired: Jul. 22, 1991
McMurphy agrees to attend a China Beach reunion planned by Boonie and recalls her last day in Vietnam, and travels to Washington DC with the …
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Series Fun Facts
- Goof (factual errors): McMurphy's pilot boyfriend is a Captain (wearing two silver bars on each shoulder) and has Command Pilot wings on his flight suit name tag (pilot's wings with a star…
[show]Goof (factual errors): McMurphy's pilot boyfriend is a Captain (wearing two silver bars on each shoulder) and has Command Pilot wings on his flight suit name tag (pilot's wings with a star surrounded by a wreath). To earn Command Pilot wings you have to be a rated pilot for 15 years and have 3,000 hours of flight time. No pilot in the USAF would be a rated pilot for 15 years and amass 3,000 flying hours and still be a Captain. Besides, assuming he graduated college at age 22 and flight training at 23, and then flew for 15 years he would be 38 years old. Clearly he isn't that old. [See Wikipedia article on "U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating" for rating criteria]
- Several of the story lines and even some of the dialog were taken directly from the experiences and recollections of actual Vietnam era military nurses.
- Troy Evans was actually a Vietnan veteran. During a reunion on Good Morning America he stated the show gave him a sense of closure.