Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
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Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt:
A man should be what he can do.
1st Sergeant Warden is actually wearing the correct stripes. Modern 1st Sergeant stripes have a three up-three down configuration. However, from 1920 to 1942, 1st Sergeants had three chevrons and only two rockers, along with the center diamond. The modern version with three rockers was adopted in 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Opening credits prologue: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWAII 1941
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