This is a sincere tribute to those who have served during war and peace in the Nurse Corps of the US Navy, especially during WW2. It consists of a romantic, emotional, melodramatic war story set aboard USS Goodwill, a fictional hospital ship of the USN, just offshore during the Battle for Iwo Jima. An elderly man meets a young woman on the grounds of the national cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, then he tells about his experiences aboard that ship. The regular JAG characters transition into other roles, including the admiral as a chaplain, Harm as an injured Marine officer, Bud as a Navy medical officer, Sturgis as an orderly, and Mac, Harriet, and Meredith as nurses.
Did You Know?
The story here takes place aboard the fictional USS Goodwill, a hospital ship of the US Navy. No such hospital ship has ever existed. However, the real USS Goodwill was a patrol motorboat which served 1917-18 in the Panama Canal Zone. See more
One scene in a ward aboard the hospital ship shows a document on the chart of a patient. That paper states the social-security account number of the subject patient. During WW2 paperwork for members of the US Navy did not show the social-security numbers; instead such papers showed "file" numbers for officers and "service" numbers for enlisted members. The Navy did not begin to use the social-security numbers as universal identifiers until sometime in the 1970s. See more