Tour of Duty is a U.S. television series from 1987–1990, based on events in the Vietnam War, with rebroadcasts in syndication over 30 years from initial airing on CBS. The series ran for three seasons, from September 1987 to April 1990, for a total of 58 one-hour episodes. The show was created by Steve Duncan and L. Travis Clark and produced by Zev Braun. The series is currently running at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) weekdays on the digital subchannel GetTV.
The show follows an American infantry platoon on a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. It was the first television series to regularly show Americans in combat in Vietnam and was one of several similarly themed series to be produced in the wake of the acclaimed Oliver Stone film Platoon. The series won an Emmy Award in 1988 for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series, and it was nominated again in 1989 and 1990.