Taking an epic sweep through history, this miniseries chronicles the lives and struggles of two soldiers who fight in World Wars I and II. As career military men, Sam Damon (Sam Elliott) conducts personal affairs and service with honor and courage, while the ambitious Courtney Massengale (Cliff Potts) acts with venality and lustfulness. Based on the Anton Myrer book regarded as required reading for members of the Marine Corps; Amy Irving, Glenn Ford, and Ralph Bellamy co-star. 8 2/3 hrs. on twodiscs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.