Tour of Duty

Pushin' Too Hard

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 1/14/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Anderson, Goldman, and Captain Wallace are checking out a new weapon that has been added to the platoon's arsenal: a flamethrower. Zeke and Goldman are unhappy that the next mission will also include a beautiful female reporter -- Vicky Adams. Zeke fights against the woman's urges to "get the good stuff" and his own men's attempts to impress her -- at the risk of their own lives. A prisoner is caught and tells the unit that they are surrounded by an NVA regiment. Wallace refuses to go back to safety, though, and a bad situation continues to get worse and worse.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Caffrey

    Lt. Myron Goldman

  • Kim Delaney

    Alex Devlin

  • John Dye

    Private Francis 'Doc Hock' Hockinberry

  • Alan Scarfe

    Col. Stringer

  • Terence Knox

    Sgt. Zeke Anderson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • "Sixteen American journalists lost their lives in the Vietnam War."

    Notes (2)

    • This episode is set in December 1967. One of the only actual dates mentioned in the show was the date of Captain Wallace's death, 9th December 1967. In this episode Captain Wallace dies. The date is given in the citation for Zeke's medal awarded later in the series.

    • This is Kevin Conroy's final episode as Captain Rusty Wallace.

    Trivia (1)

    • Music in this episode * Get Ready - The Temptations. As the guys clean up before the mission, this is playing on a radio behind them. * Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf. Plays as they are flying out to the LZ and as they make their way into the jungle. * I’m Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify. Plays as the men cross over a ravine, using a fallen tree as a bridge. * Bridge over Troubled Water - performed by Aretha Franklin. Plays during the memorial service for Wallace and the other fallen men and as Vicky and Anderson talk directly afterwards.

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