Tour of Duty

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  • Season 3 Episode 15: Road to Long Binh

  • Music in this episode
    * I Feel Good - James Brown. Plays at the beginning as Myron walks through the camp on his way to Team Viking's barracks.
    * Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Vince Guaraldi. Plays as Myron reads from Digby's file over dinner at Tay Ninh.
    * It's Impossible - orchestral version. Plays as Myron and Zeke drink and talk about their first impressions of one another.

  • Season 3 Episode 13: And Make Death Proud to T...

  • This episode is se ton January 6th 1969. We gather this from episode 53 "Acceptable Losses" where Zeke is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for the mission in this particular episode, the date mentioned is January 6, 1969.

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The Ties That Bind

  • Doc Hock would have to have a weapon regardless of his objection to kill another human being, a medic in Special Forces becomes a fighting soldier.

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Doc Hock

  • Music in this episode
    * A Beautiful Morning - Young Rascals. Plays when Doc Hock and Lt. Miller are riding the bus to Camp Barnett.
    * Coming Back to Me - Jefferson Airplane. Plays when Myron sits alone and grieves over the loss of Alex.

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Sealed with a Kiss

  • Music in this episode
    * Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - The Buckinghams. Plays when Zeke and Doyle are talking in the bar the night before Zeke and Myron go out on the mission.
    * Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plays during the chopper ride out on the SEAL mission and continuing through the rest of the scene as Ross, Goldman and Anderson move through the jungle.
    * Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith and his Orchestra. Plays at the embassy party as Alex talks to General Phelps.
    * Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics. Plays as Alex dances with Captain Palmer and when she finds out from Johnny that Goldman and Anderson have missed two radio check ins.

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Nightmare

  • Music in this episode
    * Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops. Where McKay rigs up his 8 track player to blast the music out in order to warn Goldman and Anderson that VC are in the area.

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Saigon (1)

  • This episode is set on January 30 - 31, 1968.

  • Season 1 Episode 21: The Hill

  • Music in this episode
    * You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Plays as Nikki and Myron spend some time at the beach on their R&R in Hawaii.
    * The Weight - The Band. Plays as the platoon, having retaken the hill at great cost, is ordered to come back down, leaving it to the enemy again.

  • This episode is based on Hamburger Hill in which 56 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed and over 420 wounded in the Six day battle. The Americans abandoned the Hill two days after leaving the NVA in sole position of it.

  • Season 1 Episode 20: Angel of Mercy

  • Music in this episode
    * Constipation Blues - Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Plays as Third Squad moves through the bush and Baker complains about his dysentery.
    * When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge. Plays as Myron and Zeke talk out by the chopper after Nikki informs Myron of her abortion, and reprised as Myron and Nikki walk off together at the end of the episode.

  • Season 1 Episode 18: Short Timer

  • Music in this episode
    * We Gotta Get Out of This Place - sung by the squad as they return to Ladybird after the mission.
    * Detroit City - Bobby Bare. Plays in the background during Taylor's going-away party at the EM club.
    * Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard. Plays while Taylor is in Carlton's office as Carlton tries to convince him to re-enlist.
    * Hello, Stranger - Barbara Lewis. Playing on the radio while Taylor drinks and talks with the hootchmaid, then continues as he heads over to Carlton's office to re-enlist.
    * Long as I Can See the Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plays during Taylor's return to the squad.

  • Season 1 Episode 17: Blood Brothers

  • Music in this episode
    * Let's Work Together - Wilbert Harrison. Plays at the very beginning of the episode when the Huey with MG Goldman comes into Firebase Ladybird. Also at the end of the episode, as Myron and his father hug until the very end.
    * Gloria - The Shadows of Knight; Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny; and Can't Hurry Love** - all played in the background of the 21 Club when Taylor, Baker and Ruiz go into Sin City.

    **Can't Hurry Love is NOT performed by the Supremes on this track

  • Season 1 Episode 16: Gray-Brown Odyssey

  • Music in this episode
    * I Feel Good - James Brown. Plays at the beginning of the episode as Goldman, Horn and two other guys drive down the road in a jeep back to Firebase Ladybird.

  • Season 1 Episode 15: Soldiers

  • Music in this episode
    * Pipeline - The Venturas. Plays at the start when the men are pinned down by enemy fire until the first chopper touches down.
    * Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison. Plays immediately after Percell says "I'd rather sandpaper a bobcat's butt in a telephone booth" until they come out and show Joe Ruiz's new tattoo.
    * Dancin' in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas. Plays when the guys are back in the cab, and in the bar they are drinking at.
    * The Star Spangled Banner - Plays on the TV in the hotel room when the guys get back that night from partying.

  • During the last scene where Taylor, Ruiz and Percell are about to board the plane back to Chu Lai you can clearly see in the background an Army Black Hawk Helicopter being unloaded. Black Hawks where first introduced after the war.

  • Season 1 Episode 14: Under Siege

  • Music in this episode
    * Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown. As Third Squad goes through all the goodies Heath has brought in with him, a radio is playing this in the background.

  • Season 1 Episode 13: USO Down

  • Music in this episode
    * Wooly Bully - Long John and the rest of his friends are performing for the troops over in Vietnam.
    * Just My Imagination - The Temptations. Plays as Taylor rubs his eyes in disbelief after seeing a girl in leather boots and white shorts running through the jungle.
    * Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters. Long John and April are talking, Long John insisting he will try and re-enlist again. A harmonica version of this plays as Long John and Carlin talk on the way back to get Carlin's saxophone.
    * We Gotta Get Out of this Place - The final song Long John and the others perform, getting the GIs to stand up and sing with them before they are hustled off to a Chinook that is waiting for them. Also at the very end of the episode as the Huey lifts away with April and Colby and they see the men who saved their lives watching.

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Pushin' Too Hard

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Roadrunner

  • Music in this episode
    * Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder. Plays as Anderson gives the mail to Third Squad.
    * War - Edwin Starr. Plays after Anderson comes to from being knocked unconscious from the shelling. Also while the guys are cleaning up back at Ladybird in preparation to go into the ville.
    * All Along the Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix. Plays as the squad is fleeing ahead of the NVA and the helicopters come in, all the way to the end of the episode.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Nowhere to Run

  • Music in this episode
    * Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Plays while Goldman sits in his tent and daydreams about his last night with Nikki back in the US.
    * Baby, Please Don't Go - Them featuring Van Morrison. Plays when Anderson and Goldman step into Mama-san Linda's, looking for Percell.
    * Here Comes the Night - Them featuring Van Morrison. Plays in the whorehouse, after Anderson knocks out Percell, and carries him out.
    * Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville. Plays when Myron and Nikki make love in her quarters.
    * There's Something About You - The Temptations. Plays after Myron says goodbye to Nikki and he and Percell walk out to the chopper, to the end of the episode.

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