Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1987
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Tour of Duty

The Tour Of Duty TV show was a war drama series about a platoon of U.S. Army soldiers serving in Vietnam in the late 1960's.

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03x21 Payback Aired: Apr. 28, 1990

Several months later, McKay -- mostly recovered -- is told that he will never fly again. Bitter, he tries to get a civilian job flying but is …

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The show had 3 seasons and 58 episodes air between 1987 and 1990.

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  • The end credit black-and-white photos are by David Hume Kennerly, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography during the Vietnam War.
  • While the Special Operations Group or SOG that the unit joins in season 3 usually recruited from special forces outfits they did take operators from regular infantry units. One such example…
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    While the Special Operations Group or SOG that the unit joins in season 3 usually recruited from special forces outfits they did take operators from regular infantry units. One such example is Franklin D Miller who did 7 tours of duty spending 7 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 2 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 SOG never wrangled entire squads or units into their operation as is depicted in season 3. Which if research is done may seem odd or strange to some as the unit suffered over 115% casualties, meaning everyone in the unit who went into the field was at some point either wounded or killed making it one of, if not the most, dangerous combat posting in Vietnam.
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  • Goof (anachronisms): 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…
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    Goof (anachronisms): 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
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