Sunday, January 31, 2016

Medal of Honor

I am an unapologetic fan of NCIS. When I was in the Navy, it was called NIS, or the Naval Investigative Service. Myself and friends were often concerned about any NIS agents sniffing around our world...they had large sniffers. In 1992, the NIS mission was again clarified and became a mostly civilian agency. Roy D. Nedrow, a former United States Secret Service (USSS) executive, was appointed as the first civilian director and the name changed from Naval Investigative Service to Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Nedrow oversaw the restructuring of NCIS into a Federal law enforcement agency with 14 field offices controlling field operations in 140 locations worldwide. And I have become a fan of the TV show. Early on, I was not a fan of Mark Harmon...he seemed full of himself and his fame. But he's grown into the role of Jethro Gibbs in a way unlike any other role he's played. And my favorite episode stars Charles Durning in what might be called his best performance as an aging Medal of Honor winning Marine trying to turn himself in for killing his best friend on Iwo Jima. I couldn't find the complete episode, but this taste is one of the best scenes...: 

When you get the it.


  1. Hope this works...should be a link to a page with other clips from NCIS, although not necessarily from this special episode. I might be able to watch it 'on demand', as I wanted more! I didn't watch the original NCIS, but I began at the beginning of NCIS LA, and rarely miss it. Linda Hunt and LL Cool J were the draw and now the entire cast have become old friends. Thanks for your personal background info; it adds to my understanding! I'm so negligent about blogs...I have a hard time signing on, leaving a comment, etc. Hope this posts!

    1. Thanks, Lucy. You should be able to catch more On Demand. My wife and I love Linda Hunt and the last word she always gets. She can deliver a great line. For some reason I've been thinking about NCIS a bit more lately. One reason is the police dog that was recently killed in Canton was named Jethro. Abby named a big German Shepherd she was rescuing in one episode Jethro as well. Here's the story if you missed it...: