Corrected entry: During the "prisoner snatch" patrol, as the American soldiers are preparing to cross the river with the German prisoners, a firefight ensues. Immediately after Lt. Jones picks up the whistle off the ground, someone is heard yelling, "Go!" and a bit more which I was unable to understand. It sounds a lot like Tom Hanks, whose voice is quite distinguishable. None of the other soldiers on that particular patrol had that voice.
Factual error: In this episode we see Blithe get shot in the neck and are told that he died in 1948. In reality he was shot in the shoulder and survived. He later served in Korea and was promoted to master sergeant as well as receiving the paratrooper of the year award. Blithe died in 1967 while on active duty in Germany.
Guarnere: Jesus Christ, we gotta do all this with a C.O. who has his head so far up his fuckin' ass, that lump in his throat is his goddamn nose.
Trivia: 40 members of the cast had to go through a ten day bootcamp in which they were called by their roles in the series. Their boot camp instructor, Captain Dale Dye, was also in charge of doing the bootcamp for the main cast of Saving Private Ryan. Dye played the role of Colonel Robert Sink in the series, and a Colonel in the war department in the film. Dale Dye has also starred in, and been a military advisor on many other TV series and films for years, he's an extremely well respected man in the film industry.
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