JAG (1995–2005)
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A tribute to the Nurse Corps of the US Navy, especially in WW2, showing a fictional tale aboard a hospital ship offshore during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The regular JAG characters transition into other roles. An elderly man tells his story.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Darcy Meyers


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Episode cast overview:
David James Elliott ... Young Lt. Ron Graham
Catherine Bell ... Ens. Beverly Trombatore
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Cmdr. Rayburn - Doctor
John M. Jackson ... Capt. Chesborough
Karri Turner ... Ens. Jonie James / Granddaughter
Scott Lawrence ... Seaman Thomas
Chuck Carrington ... Cpl. Jimmy Tanner
Isabella Hofmann ... Lt. Maryann Cavendish
Zoe McLellan ... Ens. Jane Connors
Michael Bellisario ... PO Rowe
Peter Haskell ... Older Ron Graham
Jolie Jenkins ... Kylie


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. Written by DocRushing

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4 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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A workmanlike tribute to the WW2 hospital ships
27 August 2018 | by hindsonevansmikeSee all my reviews

The JAG actors have a chance to "play someone else" - characters involved in (and around) the US landings on Iwo Jima in the Pacific in 1945.

There are some realistic scenes of wartime damage and the script hangs together quite well, starting in the Arlington National Cemetery in the "present day" (2003!) and then looping back to 1945 as an older man tells his story to a young woman who, even 18 months after the USA suffered the shock of the attacks of Tuesday 11/Sep/2001, seems blissfully unaware of her country's previous wartime history.

Some of the make-up is perfect, some is a little "dodgy", but the cast are able to act their little hearts out and the story is well-told.

The final scene posts a conundrum; if the nurse character beloved by the (now elderly) Marine died on the hospital ship, how come his grand-daughter looks just like Karri Turner (when he had obviously married someone else post-WWII to raise a post-war family)? Hey, it's Hollywood!

This was definitely and enjoyably a JAG episode in the "uplifting and heart-warming" category.

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