Sitting at the bottom of the hill and awaiting the court-martial, he sees a wounded Taylor and he decides to go back with his buddies and fight. Season 1, Episode 9 December 10, 1987 Season 1, Episode 9 December 10, 1987 A birthday reunion for Baker and his twin brother Carl turns ugly when party boy Carl intrudes on his sibling's new romance, and uglier still when Carl's chopper goes down on the trip home. Meanwhile, Bravo is in the bush, while Baker is losing a battle with his dysentery. Season 1, Episode 8 November 19, 1987 Season 1, Episode 8 November 19, 1987 Anderson comes to the aid of his boot-camp drill sergeant Tim Thomerson , a decorated veteran whose value to the unit is compromised by his penchant for bourbon. Though saved by his clothing, he still does need to go to the hospital along with Anderson, who is hit with shrapnel. 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.
Norton Teleplay by: Bill L. Decker is popular with the guys but he almost immediately starts to disobey orders. Roger Horn believes that the war is unjust and wont be apart of it, but Zeke still takes him. The platoon is assigned a guide, but every time the Americans leave the village, they are mysteriously. Seeing another helicopter landing, he goes to greet and question Anderson and his soldiers about the mission they have just returned from. A large attack proves that Anderson was right when the firebase is over-run and Doc Matsuda, with only 15 days left of his tour of duty, is killed when he refuses to abandon his patient. The two brothers end up in a fight, nearly destroying the base in the process.
None of them get a chance to even change their costumes. Wallace orders Anderson and Goldman to have their men police up the dead bodies. Decker mans a listening post with Horn to watch for enemy troops movements, but he gets drunk and falls asleep. Goldman is blinded when a fire extinguisher blows up in his face. The other two manage to set off their explosives before they can be stopped. The Americans are out-numbered and in a very bad position.
Zeke selects 4 men to join is platoon. Anderson recognises him as his former. The American is obviously hostile to the presence of Goldman and the rest of the Americans. Goldman looks to go in for a full charge orders his men into fire, but is brought down by Sgt. Air Date : 11th-Feb-1988 The squad is in heavy contact with a group of enemy soldiers, and after taking several casualties manage to be retrieved by two helicopters. Their jeep hits a mine, wounding Calhoun and Pointer. Anderson is nearing his limit when he finds out that the squad's next destination is a valley where Zeke's last outfit was nearly wiped out.
Alberto Ruiz grew up on the streets of the Bronx and is looking for a good fight. Taylor is captured during this fighting -- having been wounded. The helicopter is shot down and the entire crew is killed, leaving the troupe's lives in the hands of Bravo Company. Horn is seriously wounded and sent home. As a result, Horn is nearly killed. Season 1, Episode 21 April 30, 1988 Season 1, Episode 21 April 30, 1988 Orders aren't reason enough for Horn, the most outspoken of those questioning the decision to capture Hill 1000---again.
While Goldman and Anderson don t believe Johnson is guilty, they must follow procedure and place him under arrest. The next day the new platoon is sent on a mission to track the enemy that attacked them the day before. Anderson is forced to retreat back to the base. Danny is seriously upset by this and further upset by an argument with his father. Ruiz befriends a new man who joins the team, mainly because he is also a hispanic. Taylor takes over point, even though he is a short timer.
When he escorts a dying baby and its mother to an evacuation center, Goldman Stephen Caffrey is reunited with an old flame. Zeke already has enough responsibilities. Anderson helps to get him and gets him drafted into the squad, but his old friend immediately begins to disobey orders. Danny feels left out and alienated from a man who he already wasn't close to. Air Date : 19th-Nov-1987 Baker insists his fellow squad members follow him to an incoming helicopter. Norton November 12, 1987 1987-11-12 Anderson , Johnson , and Baker are shot down after catching a ride in a.
Roger Horn as Joshua Maurer. As they head back to base, they encounter a woman giving birth as she is dying. Season 1, Episode 4 October 15, 1987 Season 1, Episode 4 October 15, 1987 Bravo Company supports a demolition team led by a gung-ho sergeant William Russ who made a lasting impression on Anderson Terence Knox in their last encounter. Soon the base is overrun with Vietcong. Meanwhile the Vietcong surround the base and Capt. Zeke and Goldman realize that the new man was on dope and set out to cure the problem themselves.