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ToD Advisor's Notebook

Below are links to a series of essays for writers of Vietnam War fiction, written by Tour of Duty advisor Lee Russell (1987-1989). They are not intended to be a substitute for actual research, but should be sufficient to get someone started. They emphasize the actual "soldier experience" rather than military details. Other materials are also linked below, including notes for each first season episode.

 

Introduction
The Military Caste System
Women in Vietnam
R&R and Leave in Vietnam

Other:
Episode Notes
Prelude to Second Season
Abandoned Scripts and Concepts
 
Material from ToD advisor's webpage
Introduction
Reference Section
I. Organization
II. Uniforms, Weapons and Equipment
III. Communications: The PRC-25 Field Radio