Last Episode03x21 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- The first season of Tour of Duty, was filmed at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Seasons 2 and 3 were filmed at the old set of M*A*S*H* in California.
- Helicopter scenes with the character John McKay, were filmed on the ground with the rotors of the helicopter turning.
- 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…
[show]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. 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.