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Perilous and often life-threatening occupations and military operations are examined in this series.
Season 1, Episode 26
October 20, 2004
The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, RECONDO School, established in 1966, is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 25
The Gulf War's Special Ops units are examined.
Season 1, Episode 24
The Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol of the Vietnam War is the subject.
Season 1, Episode 23
The Mobile Strike Force, or Mike Force, of the Vietnam War is the subject.
Season 1, Episode 7
The history of the glider pilots of World War II is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 16
June 6, 2003
Examining the Studies and Observations Group (SOG), special-forces soliders in Vietnam made up of volunteers from all branches of the armed forces. Included: comments from SOG veterans.
Season 1, Episode 41
April 24, 2002
The work of hostage negotiators is examined.
Season 1, Episode 34
March 28, 2002
Following soldiers as they train to become U.S. Army Rangers in a 61-day course.
Season 1, Episode 40
March 13, 2002
The World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 39
February 20, 2002
The U.S. Navy Seabees military construction unit and its history from WWII to Saudi Arabia.
Season 1, Episode 38
February 6, 2002
A history of SWAT (Strategic Weapon and Tactics) teams examines the weapons used; and recalls SWAT cases. Included: a visit to units in L.A., Austin and St. Louis.
Season 1, Episode 14
January 17, 2002
Spotlighting Vietnam Air Force and Marine pilots who flew low over jungles to direct bombers to their targets.
Season 1, Episode 37
December 19, 2001
The work of the Law Enforcement Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is examined.
Season 1, Episode 28
December 5, 2001
The specialized forces operating on D-Day are recalled. Included: Navy demolition units, the British 9th Parachute Battalion and the Airborne Pathfinders.
Season 1, Episode 31
November 24, 2001
The work of military police is examined.
Season 1, Episode 15
The risks of truckers in Canada's Northwest Territory who bring supplies to remote villages and work camps.
Season 1, Episode 35
November 7, 2001
WWII military forces that set up beacons to guide Allied airborne divisions during D-Day are remembered.
Season 1, Episode 6
October 24, 2001
A look at the work of snipers in war.
Season 1, Episode 9
October 7, 2001
Profiling linemen, the people who construct and repair electrical towers. Included: veterans of line work recount harrowing events that they have encountered.
Season 1, Episode 20
September 26, 2001
The history of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Included: interviews with agents and historians.
Season 1, Episode 33
September 19, 2001
The work of, and risks taken by, Naval deep-sea divers are explored.
Season 1, Episode 27
September 12, 2001
The work of minesweepers is examined.
Season 1, Episode 32
September 5, 2001
A look at the military's forward observers, who gather information on enemy defenses and weaknesses, from the 15th century to the Gulf War.
Season 1, Episode 21
August 29, 2001
The World War II missions of the First Special Service Force are recalled. The elite soldiers were given the name “The Black Devils” by the Germans.
Season 1, Episode 12
August 22, 2001
A look at the dangers faced by wild-animal handlers includes extracting snake venom and working with African elephants.
Season 1, Episode 18
August 15, 2001
A tribute to the American tank crews who fought in World War II against the Germans. Included: a look at the Sherman tank.
Season 1, Episode 30
August 8, 2001
A series that explores perilous and often life-threatening occupations and military operations. The opener chronicles the efforts of U.S. Marine Raiders in World War II and their missions in the Pacific theater, including Midway and Guadalcanal.
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