But the man manages to get himself killed due to his careless attitude. Season 1, Episode 9 December 10, 1987 Season 1, Episode 9 December 10, 1987 A birthday reunion for Baker and his twin brother Carl turns ugly when party boy Carl intrudes on his sibling's new romance, and uglier still when Carl's chopper goes down on the trip home. While Goldman and Anderson recover, Trang dies under mysterious circumstances during interrogation. Danny feels left out and alienated from a man who he already wasn't close to. When the soldiers are ordered to rescue downed pilots from an occupied valley, Anderson questions his ability to lead.
T Slaney carries a revolver as his sidearm. Schwary Jim Beaver January 21, 1988 1988-01-21 A band, including three female dancers, are rushed to a helicopter to be flown to their next destination. The two butt heads on their first mission, Goldman resentful when the more experienced Anderson steps in to stop him from making decisions that would put the platoon in jeopardy. Percell is devistated over the incident. As the black soldiers discuss their own people dying at home to obtain some equal rights, they see Innes put up a Confederate flag. Violence breaks out, and, in the end, Johnson gets accused of starting it.
When he escorts a dying baby and its mother to an evacuation center, Goldman Stephen Caffrey is reunited with an old flame. Horn then, after much argument, goes after help for Goldman. Travis Clark Steve Duncan Genre War Drama Broadcast 1987-1988 Main Cast Character Actor Sgt. Anderson helps to get him and gets him drafted into the squad, but his old friend immediately begins to disobey orders. Alberto Ruiz in the series. Decker mans a listening post with Horn to watch for enemy troops movements, but he gets drunk and falls asleep.
The last to be recruited is Roger Horn, a harmonica playing anti war protester. Their jeep hits a mine, wounding Calhoun and Pointer. And this battle promises to be the worst. Air Date : 1st-Oct-1987 In a time of great racial tension and violence in America, the same problems were carried over to Vietnam, where it was not unusual for bars -- or sometimes entire sections of towns -- to cater only to whites, blacks or hispanics. Battle scenes were bloody and several main characters died, but the series focused on the bonds formed between comrades in harm's way. Maurer refuses to follow orders at the risk of. Tempers reach a breaking point when Anderson finds a Vietnamese child and the sergeant wants the child killed.
Battle scenes were bl more… It's Vietnam 1967 and veteran sergeant Zeke Anderson leads the young, new recruits of Bravo Company as they confront the terrifying reality of jungle combat. On the surface, Anderson and Goldman go into the tunnels, only to end up entombed by a cave-in. With them is an attractive female reporter who is intent on getting combat footage, but she becomes a distraction to the men. Long John Vivian: Pat O'Bryan. .
His fear and distaste for Vietnam is equaled only by the darkness of the life waiting for him at home. There is little time to help him, though, as the men have to consider their mission first. Dalby orders Goldman's men into an impossible attack which Myron refuses to go on. They've taken it before and lost it before. A conflict at the brig nearly ends in gunfire but, in the end, Tucker -- the trouble-maker is transfered out and thi Air Date : 5th-Nov-1987 Anderson, Baker, and Johnson are shot down while catching a ride in a helicopter, which explodes just after it hits the ground. Back in the jungle, Anderson risks his life to get milk for the baby and keeps the child from being killed.
Meanwhile, Goldman is out looking for Zeke and the others. Season 1, Episode 8 November 19, 1987 Season 1, Episode 8 November 19, 1987 Anderson comes to the aid of his boot-camp drill sergeant Tim Thomerson , a decorated veteran whose value to the unit is compromised by his penchant for bourbon. When he arrives, he learns his father has taken up with a much younger woman. When Zeke opens his mail to find that his ex-wife, it is to find that she is complaining that he is not writing letters home often enough to their 3-year-old daughter. His arrest is witnessed by Zeke, who recognizes him as Decker, his former drill sergeant and role model.
Note the anachronistic low-viz paint scheme. Zeke already has enough responsibilities. Anderson fights going tooth-and-nail and it is obvious to everyone that Zeke is falling apart. Mosin Nagant Rifle A full-length rifle is seen in the hands of the Vietnamese villager who confronts Lt. Meanwhile, Bravo is in the bush, while Baker is losing a battle with his dysentery.
Seeing another helicopter landing, he goes to greet and question Anderson and his soldiers about the mission they have just returned from. Travis Clark September 24, 1987 1987-09-24 After Ladybird suffers heavy casualties, Sergeant Anderson goes to recruit new soldiers to replace men he lost. Zeke and Goldman set them men to putting up a defense and get in trouble because of it. In the end, by the time Horn finds them, the woman has died in Goldman's arms, leaving Myro Air Date : 25th-Feb-1988 Retired Major General Goldman arrives by helicopter at Firebase Ladybird on a fact finding mission for Washington brass. Danny is seriously upset by this and further upset by an argument with his father.
It is the new company commander -- Captain Larry Heath -- a man who initially wins over the favor of his troops with gifts, but he proves to be a complete fanatic. Heath wants to attack despite the fact that it appears that the base is about to be attacked. They go back down so that a plane can spray a defoliate. Suddenly a helicopter approaches and lands despite the fact that the base is taking fire. For the remainder of the series, the Colt is loaded with the more accurate 20 round magazine.