S.W.A.T. 1976

‘Soldier On The Hill’ – episode 23 (3/20/76)  in the final series  of S.W.A.T.

Featuring Mark Slade as Ken Gillis, a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD. Also starred Steve Forrest and Robert Urich.

Full of action when ‘Ken’ thought he was back in Vietnam during the war,  taking two hostages in the process believing he was saving them from the enemy. It all ends well when the S.W.A.T. team rescues everyone uninjured and ‘Ken’ is admitted to rehab, expecting to make a full recovery.

A brilliant story with great understanding of the problems affecting some war veterans, and Mark Slade’s portrayal of a mentally ill man  was very realistic and amazing!