Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

1987 - 1990, Drama, War
Young U.S. soldiers depend on one another in Vietnam.

Episode Guide

  • Tour of Duty - Payback (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:


    After surviving a dangerous mission, Percell, Ruiz and McKay go home and find hatred and confusion about the war.

  • Tour of Duty - The Raid (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Raid

    Still in a funk over Beller's suicide, Brewster chooses a team for a secret mission to free U.S. POWs.

  • Tour of Duty - Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue

    Agent Orange affects the platoon; Scarlett gets reacquainted with his son; a conclusion is reached on the Phu An incident.

  • Tour of Duty - War Is a Contact Sport (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    War Is a Contact Sport

    Doc Hock wrestles with personal demons after indecision causes a death; Brewster investigates the Phu An incident.

  • Tour of Duty - Vietnam Rag (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Vietnam Rag

    New, untested troops and an arrogant journalist complicate a search-and-destroy mission.

  • Tour of Duty - Acceptable Losses (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Acceptable Losses

    The platoon waits for a chance to rescue Taylor and Ruiz; guest Lee Majors.

  • Tour of Duty - The Road to Long Binh (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Road to Long Binh

    Anderson and Goldman run into a series of misadventures while transporting a deserter to Long Binh Jail.

  • Tour of Duty - Dead Man Tales (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Dead Man Tales

    KcKay takes responsibility for a poorly trained gunner who opened fire on American troops.

  • Tour of Duty - And Make Death Proud to Take Us (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    And Make Death Proud to Take Us

    New recruits join the team and crowd the base as preparations are made to head off a possible enemy offensive.

  • Tour of Duty - Odd Man Out (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Odd Man Out

    Taylor suspects bigotry after being passed over for promotion, but an orphaned baby helps him gain perspective.

  • Tour of Duty - Green Christmas (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Green Christmas

    An enemy attack threatens a Christmas party at an orphanage; Sgt. Johnson encounters racism after returning home.

  • Tour of Duty - World in Changes (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    World in Changes

    Nearing the end of his tour, Johnson is captured by the Viet Cong.

  • Tour of Duty - I Am What I Am (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    I Am What I Am

    Anderson and McKay clash over leadership decisions while on a mission to recover a mysterious Russian chopper flown by the NVA.

  • Tour of Duty - Thanks for the Memories (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Thanks for the Memories

    Relieved of his command, Brewster (Carl Weathers) goes on one final mission; Percell seeks psychiatric help.

  • Tour of Duty - Cloud Nine (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Cloud Nine

    AWOL Percell faces a dishonorable discharge; Brewster goes to the press about the Phu An massacre cover-up.

  • Tour of Duty - A Necessary End (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    A Necessary End

    Goldman presses for disciplinary action against a platoon that decimated a Viet Cong village; top brass resists.

  • Tour of Duty - A Bodyguard of Lies (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    A Bodyguard of Lies

    Anderson returns from leave; Percell goes over the edge during a special mission led by a North Vietnamese defector.

  • Tour of Duty - Lonely at the Top (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Lonely at the Top

    After soldiers die following his orders, Johnson faces a crisis of confidence; Anderson proposes marriage.

  • Tour of Duty - The Ties That Bind (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Ties That Bind

    With Anderson stateside, a Special Forces officer (Carl Weathers) is in command; Goldman struggles with Alex's death.

  • Tour of Duty - Doc Hock (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Doc Hock

    A new lieutenant arrives; a medic with radical views joins; Alex prepares a romantic night with Goldman.

  • Tour of Duty - The Luck (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Luck

    News that Goldman and Anderson are missing and believed dead devastates the platoon and Alex.

  • Tour of Duty - The Volunteer (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Volunteer

    A young desk clerk (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) seeking to prove himself is assigned to Anderson's platoon.

  • Tour of Duty - Hard Stripe (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Hard Stripe

    Smitty beats Johnson for a promotion, then stumbles across a CIA operative smuggling weapons.

  • Tour of Duty - Sealed With a Kiss (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Sealed With a Kiss

    Zeke considers a job offer as a mercenary for the CIA; Zeke and Goldman go on a dangerous mission with a Navy SEAL.

  • Tour of Duty - Sins of the Fathers (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Sins of the Fathers

    Zeke does some soul-searching after killing a female sniper in self-defense; Alex and Goldman have a dispute over a story.

  • Tour of Duty - Lonesome Cowboy Blues (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Lonesome Cowboy Blues

    Anderson and Goldman find a leak in a top-secret operation; Alex must prove herself to a shady new boss.

  • Tour of Duty - Promised Land (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Promised Land

    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. sparks racial tension on the base; Zeke finds some of the same problems when he escorts a black soldier's body home.

  • Tour of Duty - Nightmare (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    Golden searches for McKay after the Army gives up; Percell faces charges for killing a social worker's attacker.

  • Tour of Duty - Terms of Enlistment (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Terms of Enlistment

    Seymour is offered a stateside teaching job and a promotion to major, but Anderson proposes marriage.

  • Tour of Duty - Popular Forces (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Popular Forces

    Anderson, Johnson and Ruiz train four Vietnamese recruits whose inexperience poses problems.

  • Tour of Duty - I Wish It Would Rain (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    I Wish It Would Rain

    Goldman and Alex attend an embassy party; Zeke and Seymour have to postpone romance when a psycho breaks loose.

  • Tour of Duty - Sleeping Dogs (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Sleeping Dogs

    Anderson goes into the jungle to find a disturbed friend who refused a transfer home.

  • Tour of Duty - Non-essential Personnel (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Non-essential Personnel

    After refusing to land a chopper full of wounded GIs in a battle zone, McKay is brought up on charges.

  • Tour of Duty - True Grit (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    True Grit

    Exhausted and confused in the wake of the Tet Offensive, the soldiers try to carry on as best they can.

  • Tour of Duty - For What It's Worth (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    For What It's Worth

    Taylor is suspected of killing an American officer; Anderson woos a psychiatrist (Betsy Brantley).

  • Tour of Duty - Saigon (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Strange things happen to the men of Bravo Co. on the eve of the Tet Offensive.

  • Tour of Duty - Saigon (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    As Anderson and the platoon look forward to the Tet ceasefire, the Viet Cong prepare a massive attack.

  • Tour of Duty - The Hill (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Hill

    Morale plummets when the platoon repeatedly gets orders to take, then abandon, the same insignificant hilltop.

  • Tour of Duty - Angel of Mercy (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Angel of Mercy

    Goldman and his men capture an important North Vietnamese colonel shortly before the Tet offensive.

  • Tour of Duty - Paradise Lost (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Paradise Lost

    A bitter American lives among local tribesmen who saved the platoon from ambush.

  • Tour of Duty - The Short Timer (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Short Timer

    A brutal ambush and a tenacious recruiting sergeant highlight homeward-bound Taylor's last days of combat.

  • Tour of Duty - Blood Brothers (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Blood Brothers

    A visit by Goldman's father (Jon Cypher), a decorated Army major general, coincides with the discovery of drug-dealing.

  • Tour of Duty - Gray-Brown Odyssey (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Gray-Brown Odyssey

    Blinded in an attack, Lt. Goldman must place his fate in the hands of a young Vietcong woman prisoner who wants him dead.

  • Tour of Duty - Soldiers (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:


    On leave in Hawaii, Percell, Taylor and Ruiz are shocked to see civilians' cold attitudes toward soldiers.

  • Tour of Duty - Under Siege (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Under Siege

    A new commander's (Kristoffer Tabori) gung-ho strategy leaves the firebase ill-prepared to withstand an enemy siege.

  • Tour of Duty - USO Down (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    USO Down

    Bravo Co. finds a USO band whose helicopter has been shot down and struggles to return the civilians to safety.

  • Tour of Duty - Pushin' Too Hard (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Pushin' Too Hard

    A TV news team accompanies B Company; Wallace continues a dangerous mission over the men's protests.

  • Tour of Duty - Roadrunner (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Anderson shows signs of battle fatigue after receiving a letter from the young daughter he has never met.

  • Tour of Duty - Nowhere to Run (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Nowhere to Run

    Percell goes AWOL after shooting a Vietnamese youth; Goldman meets a former lover, a nurse.

  • Tour of Duty - Battling Baker Brothers (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Battling Baker Brothers

    Baker's twin visits for their birthday and competes with his sibling for a local girl.

  • Tour of Duty - The Good, the Bad and the Dead (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Good, the Bad and the Dead

    Anderson soon regrets saving a boozing buddy (Tim Thomerson) from court-martial by getting him sent to B Company.

  • Tour of Duty - Brothers, Fathers and Sons (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Brothers, Fathers and Sons

    Shot down in enemy territory, Anderson, Johnson and Baker find the sole survivor of a devastated village, a woman in labor.

  • Tour of Duty - Burn, Baby, Burn (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    During race riots at home, platoon conflicts climax with a racist soldier's murder, for which Johnson stands accused.

  • Tour of Duty - War Lover (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    War Lover

    After several successful ambushes on them, the men of B Company suspect their Vietnamese scout of spying.

  • Tour of Duty - Sitting Ducks (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Sitting Ducks

    An overzealous sergeant's enthusiasm for a dangerous mission endangers B Company.

  • Tour of Duty - Dislocations (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Bravo Co. is ordered to escort a group of villagers to a new location in a demonstration of U.S. technology helping the Vietnamese.

  • Tour of Duty - Notes From the Underground (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Notes From the Underground

    To rescue Taylor from the North Vietnamese, B Company volunteers must infiltrate their complex tunnel system.

  • Tour of Duty - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Anderson goes to division headquarters to make a report and recruit replacements, who are soon under fire.