Synopsis by Hal Erickson
First telecast September 23, 1983, For Love and Honor was the opening episode of the same-named TV series. Cliff Potts heads the cast as First Sergeant Gene Allard, assigned to a small "army town." His brothers (and sisters) in khaki include Shelley Smith as medical corps Captain Carolyn Engel, Gary Grubbs as promotion-chasing Captain Steven Wiecek, and Yaphet Kotto as troubled Vietnam vet Sgt. China Bell. Apparently inspired by the 1982 theatrical feature An Officer and a Gentleman, For Love and Honor concentrated more on the "love" angle than the other commodity mentioned in the title. At first, each episode was self-contained; when viewership dropped off, the series was refashioned as a prime time soap opera. By December 27, 1983, For Love and Honor had left the airwaves, another casualty of the ratings wars (the winner in its timeslot was Falcon Crest).
against-all-odds, airborne, army, bad-guy, battle [war], chronicle, conquest, good-guy, hatred, honor [recognition], love, paratrooper, pleasure, soldier, territory, training, troops, victory