: Thanks David , I couldnt agree more.
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: Today, it is 25 years since the last episode
: of ‘Tour of Duty’ aired back on Saturday 28
: April 1990. While some time has passed, the
: show remains timeless and certainly special
: for a lot of fans out there.
: What has made this show’s fandom last so
: long? For me, it is more than just its
: entertainment element. It introduced me
: learning about the Vietnam War which people
: try to forget in history but it’s the
: history of the men and women that served
: there. The show also introduced the great
: actors that brought those stories to our
: screens. For others, it enabled Vietnam vets
: who served to open up and share their
: experiences with their loved ones and maybe
: form greater bonds. That is something truly
: special you just don’t get with TV every
: ‘Tour of Duty’ is undoubtedly a
: character-driven show which pays fitting
: tribute to the bravery, courage, deep and
: unquestioned loyalty and mateship of the
: Vietnam Vets who actually lived it and the
: dangers, struggles and tragedies they
: experienced firsthand through conscription.
: If anything, it showed that Vietnam vets
: deserve our unconditional respect and
: Thankfully, we have the complete DVD boxsets
: with the original soundtrack to enjoy for
: many more years yet and share with new
: generations of fans. Let’s not let this
: show, and the stories and history it
: portrays, be forgotten.
: P.S. Thanks to Craig, Mel, DC and Roz for
: their respective websites and keeping the
: fandom for this show going.