Tour of Duty

Season 1 Episode 5

Sitting Ducks

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 1987 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Poem found on infiltrator:

      "If you are to be a flower, then be one that always faces the sun.
      If you want to be a rock, then try to be a precious stone.
      And if it is a bird that inspires you, then by all means be a white dove.
      But if you are to be a real human being, then you must become a revolutionary."

    • "From 1963 to 1967, more than 20 Buddhist monks committed ritual suicide to protest political oppression in South Vietnam."

  • Notes

    • Music in this episode
      * Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen. The squad sings this as they are riding in the truck to Ben Tuey, then the soundtrack segues to the Kingsmen's version.
      * A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum. Plays while Anderson and the men are moving through the jungle on their first patrol after getting to the village of Ben Tuey.

  • Allusions