Tour of Duty

Season 1 Episode 6

Burn, Baby, Burn

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1987 on CBS
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Burn, Baby, Burn
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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. To wander into the wrong "territory" was a mistake that could lead to violence and death. Taylor and three of his brothers encounter such a problem when Percell asks them to meet him at what turns out to be an all-white redneck bar. A fight breaks out between one of the blacks, Tucker and a KKK member, Innis. Both end up in Bravo Co, and while on a patrol, Tucker's friend is killed when Innis fails to provide coverage. Racial tensions mount. 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. A conflict at the brig nearly ends in gunfire but, in the end, Tucker -- the trouble-maker is transfered out and things quiet down... although they are not resolved.moreless

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    Stephen Caffrey

    Stephen Caffrey

    Lt. Myron Goldman

    Kim Delaney

    Kim Delaney

    Alex Devlin

    John Dye

    John Dye

    Private Francis 'Doc Hock' Hockinberry

    Alan Scarfe

    Alan Scarfe

    Col. Stringer

    Terence Knox

    Terence Knox

    Sgt. Zeke Anderson

    Eric Bruskotter

    Eric Bruskotter

    Pvt. Scott Baker

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      • Music in this episode
        * Ball of Confusion - The Temptations. Starts playing when Johnson tells Tucker, "The time's here, where we're going on a mission together." Continues through until Innis starts with "loading" the cigarette.
        * Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plays at the end of the episode when Tucker climbs aboard the Huey and leaves Firebase Ladybird.

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