Lt. Goldman is shot loading a captured, injured VC colonel onto a helicopter. At the base hospital, he learns that Nikki Raines, the nurse he is in love with, had an abortion and she wants to break up with him because he is a soldier, a bad risk. The ARVN aide to the intelligence officer who wants to question the VC colonel tries to kill the colonel so that he cannot reveal the plans for a big offensive at the Tet.
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Opening blurb: The first American combat death in Vietnam occurred in 8 July 1959, the last in 29 April 1975. See more
Near the end, after Zeke tosses the grenade into, and Goldman enters, the storage room, Tho stands up and levels his aim on Goldman in the close up, but but in the long shots intercut into the scene, Tho is still raising the gun. See more