Category:Fictional Vietnam War veterans
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1. B. A. Baracus – Sergeant Bosco B. A. Baracus /bəˈrækəs/, played by Mr. T, is a fictional character and one of the four protagonists of the 1980s action-adventure television series The A-Team. B. A. Baracus appeared on The A-Team from the beginning in 1983 until its cancellation in 1987. He is arguably the breakout character of the series and has become a cult icon worldwide, in the 2010 film version, Baracus was played by mixed martial artist Quinton Rampage Jackson. The A-Team is a group of ex-United States Army Special Forces soldiers who were convicted of a crime during the Vietnam War. Managing to escape from the Military Police, they fled to Los Angeles where, as fugitives, B. A. along with Hannibal Smith, Templeton Faceman Peck, and H. M. Murdock make up the A-Team. In the pilot episode, Mexican Slayride, B. A. is described as follows by a colleague of Amy Allen. Known as B. A. for bad attitude, the man is a mechanical genius. He also has one of the worst conduct records in the army, a rough-and-tough fighter, the character of B. A. Baracus is basically that of the public persona of Mr. T himself. He is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, while the other members of the team regularly resort to disguises, scams and subterfuge to achieve their goals, B. A. s distinctive appearance and confrontational attitude usually lead to a direct approach to problems. He is a skilled mechanic and has an amazing talent for making impressive machinery out of just about any ordinary parts. He received his training in the Jamaican Defense Force. In Season 2, Hannibal once said to B. A, with a pair of pliers and a little time, you could fix anything but dinner. He is an excellent fighter and is invaluable in hand-to-hand combat, because of his massive size and strength, he has a unique fighting tactic, which may involve grabbing his opponents, lifting them over his head, and hurling them in the air. He is easily angered to the point of rage, and often people with a growl or a snarl. He is most often upset by Murdock and frequently addresses him with the phrase You crazy fool, although Murdock is usually unfazed by B. In fact, B. A. and Murdock are very close friends, as can be seen in Curtain Call, the Season 2 finale, where Murdock is shot and B. A. is desperate to save him. A. s reputed attitude, he is a person who has a special fondness for children
2. Donald Cragen – Donald Don Cragen is a fictional character played by Dann Florek in the American crime drama television series Law & Order and its spinoff Law & Order, Special Victims Unit on NBC. Cragen started the series as a captain with the New York Police Department. A recovering alcoholic, Cragen is a police veteran. Florek starred in the first three seasons of Law & Order before he was fired from the due to an order from NBC to add more female cast members. Before his termination, Florek had expressed disappointment with his characters lack of material, in 1999, series creator Dick Wolf reintroduced Florek to Special Victims Unit, in which he reprised his role as Cragen from the shows first season to the fifteenth. Having appeared in 400 episodes, Cragen has been in the second-most episodes of any character in the Law & Order franchise, raymonds University his alma mater in the first season episode Sophomore Jinx, but says it is St. Johns in the third season episode Justice. Cragen served as a Green Beret in the Vietnam War before joining the New York Police Department, where he was a homicide detective partnered with Max Greevey. Cragen had been married to an attendant named Marge and the two had no children, although, in a continuity error, an early Law & Order episode indicated they had a teenage child. The episode Prescription for Death establishes that Cragen is a recovering alcoholic and he says that his drinking problem had become so severe in his early career that Greevey insisted he would no longer partner with him unless he joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Cragen finally hit bottom when he pulled his service revolver on a taxi driver while in a drunken rage, horrified, he quit drinking, joined AA. Nevertheless, he admits that he feels a daily temptation to drink due to the horrors he witnesses on the job, while on Law & Order, Cragen was depicted as easily irritated when under stress, when answering the telephone, his customary greeting was, What. By the time of Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, however and he is jaded by city politics and no longer votes. He is a fan of the New York Mets, and keeps a baseball in a case on his desk. Cragens primary weapon in Law & Order is a Smith & Wesson Model 36 and his primary weapon throughout Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, however, is a Glock 19 9mm semiautomatic pistol. Florek portrayed the character from 1990 to 1993 in the original Law & Order, six years later, he reprised his role again in Law & Order, Special Victims Unit from its premiere in 1999 to 2014. As Greevey and Mike Logan investigate in an attempt to clear his name, they discover that Cragens mentor Pete OFarrell accepted bribes, despite clearing his own name in the process, Cragen feels guilty for bringing down his former mentor and friend. When his friend Greevey is murdered in the episode Confession, Cragen is a pall-bearer at his funeral, the Cragen character was removed from the series after the third season, making his last appearance in the season finale episode Benevolence. Although his departure is not immediately explained, it is established in the season episode Bad Faith that he has transferred to head of the Anti-Corruption Task Force
3. Vietnam War – It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war. As the war continued, the actions of the Viet Cong decreased as the role. U. S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, in the course of the war, the U. S. conducted a large-scale strategic bombing campaign against North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam and they viewed the conflict as a colonial war and a continuation of the First Indochina War against forces from France and later on the United States. The U. S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam and this was part the domino theory of a wider containment policy, with the stated aim of stopping the spread of communism. Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina, U. S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and again in 1962. Regular U. S. combat units were deployed beginning in 1965, despite the Paris Peace Accord, which was signed by all parties in January 1973, the fighting continued. In the U. S. and the Western world, a large anti-Vietnam War movement developed as part of a larger counterculture, the war changed the dynamics between the Eastern and Western Blocs, and altered North–South relations. Direct U. S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973, the capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities, estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from 966,000 to 3.8 million. Some 240, 000–300,000 Cambodians,20, 000–62,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U. S. service members died in the conflict. Various names have applied to the conflict. Vietnam War is the most commonly used name in English and it has also been called the Second Indochina War and the Vietnam Conflict. As there have been several conflicts in Indochina, this conflict is known by the names of its primary protagonists to distinguish it from others. In Vietnamese, the war is known as Kháng chiến chống Mỹ. It is also called Chiến tranh Việt Nam, France began its conquest of Indochina in the late 1850s, and completed pacification by 1893. The 1884 Treaty of Huế formed the basis for French colonial rule in Vietnam for the seven decades
4. Diane Beckman – Brigadier General M. Diane Beckman, USAF is a fictional character in the NBC television series Chuck. Beckman is an official of the National Security Agency, working within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She holds her rank of general in the United States Air Force. She revealed that she spent a significant amount of time and resources hunting Orion, little information about her personal life and past service has been revealed. She first entered the military prior to August 14,1974 and she has had a non-exclusive romantic relationship with Roan Montgomery for more than 20 years. Beckman also maintains a friendship with Dr. Condoleezza Rice. General Beckman first appeared in Chuck Versus the Helicopter, replacing the National Intelligence Director as overseer of Operation Bartowski, initially, Casey and Sarah were to protect Chuck only until the replacement Intersect was back online. However, after the destruction of the second Intersect this order was rescinded, additionally, because Operation Bartowski was the only effective weapon against CIA splinter group Fulcrum, Beckman decided that Chuck was far too important and valuable a resource to be released. She therefore blocked his attempts to contact Orion and have the Intersect removed, Beckman has also made it clear that if Chuck is ever identified, he will be taken into protective custody. Beckmans primary role on the series is to provide Team Bartowski with intelligence updates on Chucks flashes, most of the time these missions are the result of something Chuck flashes on in the course of his normal day. However, on several occasions Beckman has issued an assignment of her own devising based on events elsewhere, Beckman herself is seldom personally involved on these assignments and allows the team to proceed on their own. However, in Chuck Versus the Crown Vic she benched the team when a flash by Chuck went bad, Beckman personally involved herself when Chuck was contacted by Orion after a rogue search and flew to Burbank to debrief the team. This was the first time since the episode that one of the teams supervisors met with them in-person. General Beckman typically declines to interfere directly with the teams dynamics, however Sarahs confrontational attitude towards her treatment of Chuck in Chuck Versus the Predator led to her concern that Sarah was too emotionally close to the asset. After Casey attempted to cover for them, she requested he provide a report on Chuck. This led to her reassigning CIA agent Alexandra Forrest as Chucks CIA handler under directive 49-B and she reversed this decision when the Intersect was removed from Chucks head in Chuck Versus the Colonel. In Chuck Versus the Ring she offered Chuck an analyst position on the Intersect Project and she then freed Casey to return to his old unit, and reassigned Sarah to the Intersect Project with Bryce Larkin. Beckman also wished to discuss Sarah transferring out of Burbank, as Chuck has needed her less and less, Beckman insists that until seeing video recovered from the Ring, she had no knowledge that Sarah had killed Shaws wife
5. Nick Fury – Colonel Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, Fury first appeared in Sgt, Fury and his Howling Commandos #1, a World War II combat series that portrayed the cigar-chomping Fury as leader of an elite U. S. Army unit. A popular character over a number of decades, in 2011, Fury was ranked 33rd in IGNs Top 100 Comic Book Heroes and he has sometimes been considered an antihero. The modern-day Fury, initially a CIA agent, debuted a few months later in Fantastic Four #21. In Strange Tales #135, the character was transformed into a spy like James Bond and leading agent of the fictional espionage agency S. H. I. E. L. D. The character makes frequent appearances in Marvel books as the head of S. H. I. E. L. D. It is eventually revealed that Fury takes a special called the Infinity Formula that halted his aging. Nick Fury appears in several Marvel series set in alternate universes, as well as animated films, television shows. The character was first portrayed in action by David Hasselhoff in the 1998 television movie Nick Fury. Samuel L. Jackson later signed a deal to portray the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson also cameos in episodes of the related Marvel television show Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. A version of the character appearing in Marvels Ultimate Marvel imprint was based on Jacksons appearance and screen persona, Fury initially appeared in the World War II combat series Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, as the cigar-chomping NCO who led a racially and ethnically integrated elite unit, the series ran 167 issues, though only in reprints after issue #120. Roy Thomas succeeded Lee as writer, followed by Gary Friedrich, annuals featured the Howlers called back to fight in the Korean War and Vietnam War. The Howling Commandos encountered Office of Strategic Services agent Reed Richards in #3, and fought alongside Captain America and Bucky in #13. In Strange Tales #135, Fury, now a colonel, became a James Bond-esque Cold War spy, with Marvel introducing the covert organization S. H. I. E. L. D. and its nemesis Hydra. Lee recalled in 2005, here was a popular television show called The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Sort of a James Bond type of thing, and I thought, just for fun, Im going to bring Sgt
6. George Hammond (Stargate) – Lieutenant General George S. Hammond, USAF is a fictional character in the Stargate franchise. Played by American actor Don S. Davis, General Hammond serves as the commander of Stargate Command in the first seven seasons of the television series Stargate SG-1. He is relieved of command in the series season 7 finale Lost City, Hammonds off-screen retirement is confirmed in SG-1s season 10, and the characters death is mentioned in the series finale of SG-1s spin-off series Stargate Atlantis, Enemy at the Gate. Don S. Davis left the role after the seventh season of SG-1 due to health problems. Davis died from an attack in June 2008, making his appearance in the 2008 direct-to-DVD film Stargate. For his portrayal of Hammond, Don S. Davis was nominated for a 2004 Leo Award in the category Dramatic Series, Best Supporting Performance by a Male for the season 7 episode Heroes, Part 2. George S. Hammond is a United States Air Force Major General from Texas, the series pilot introduces Hammond as the successor of Major General West, the commander of the Stargate Project in the original Stargate film. His father is mentioned in the Season 2 episode entitled 1969. General Hammond has control over each SG mission, but is directly involved with the off-world adventures of SG teams. Hammonds command of the SGC is interrupted once in season 4s Chain Reaction, in the season 7 finale Lost City, newly inaugurated President Henry Hayes is pressured into replacing General Hammond with Dr. Elizabeth Weir for a three-month review process of the SGC. Hammond appears in the season 1 episode Home of Stargate Atlantis, in his last appearance in the alternate timeline film Stargate, Continuum, General Hammond acts as a military advisor to President Henry Hayes. Don S. Davis described General Hammond as initially hard-nosed and straight-ahead, recognizing the need to fulfill the role as a General, Davis still tried to bring a few levels to him that show some understanding and that make him a little more likeable. The welfare of the men and women under Hammonds command is paramount in the generals mind. As shown in Chain Reaction, Hammond would rather leave the military quietly than risk the careers and lives of his staff and his family, Davis appreciated Hammonds closeness to the SG-1 team and his willingness to compromise. At the beginning of the series, Hammond does not accept the alien warrior Tealc but comes to trust, when the alien Jonas Quinn joins SG-1 in season 6, Davis compared Hammonds response to Jonas to his reaction to Tealc in season 1. Davis named the NID as Hammonds only source of frustration, since they regularly outflank Hammond, Don S. Davis was a stand-in and stunt-double for Dana Elcar in MacGyver, a 1985–1992 television series that starred Richard Dean Anderson. At the time, Davis had suffered burnout from teaching acting classes at the University of British Columbia for ten years, when the producers cast Stargate SG-1 in 1996, they asked Davis to read for the role of George Hammond and contracted him for multiple years. The producers eventually allowed Davis to humanize the character during the run of the show, the producers wrote season 4s Chain Reaction as a bit of a Hammond episode after they had not devoted an episode to Hammond during the first three seasons