Tour of Duty

Season 1 Episode 4

War Lover

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1987 on CBS
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Bravo company locates a bunker complex and is about to call in a fire mission when a Huey approaches the area and opens fire on the complex, narrowly missing Zeke and the others. When Bravo arrives back at Firebase Ladybird, they are furious and want something "done" to the hotdog flyer. The person responsible for the "near miss" turns out to be Earl Ray Michaels, a seasoned combat veteran and "war lover". Unfortunately, Anderson, Goldman, Percell and Horn find themselves assigned to the man to go on a special mission to destroy an enemy-held bridge. Anderson knows Michaels, they'd disagreed before, Michaels cares only for enemy kills, Anderson only for his men. Goldman nearly detonates a mine, Anderson and Michaels save him. During a firefight, Johnson is hurt. Michaels finishes off the rest of the enemy soldiers. Tempers finally reach the breaking point when Anderson finds a living child and Michaels wants the kid killed.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
        * Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Plays when Leroy enters Third Squad tent and Taylor says, "They play the best R&B."
        * We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals. Plays on the helicopter ride out and as the squad slogs across the river.
        * What's Going On - Marvin Gaye. Plays when the Hueys come in at the end of the episode to pick up Third Squad and Michaels.

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