Disclaimer: I do not own, nor did I create, any of the A-team characters (main or support) nor do I own, nor did I create, any of the episodes. That credit is due to Stephen J. Cannell and his associates. Any familiar catch phrases or settings also belong to the Cannell team.
Col. Roderick Decker and Colonel Morrison belong to Cannell and associates.
Colburn and Morton are mine.
Author's Notes: In Season 2 Episode —- "Water, Water, Everywhere" Hannibal instructs BA to weaponize a decrepit tanker truck. When BA protests Hannibal references their "fight in the barracks at Cam Rahn Bay". This is my speculation about what happened there.
***Thank you for reading this story especially those of you who have hung in since I published Chapter 1. I didn't plan or expect it to take me this long to post the entire story.
Summary: The Team enjoys their last day in Cam Rahn
Chaos in Cam Rahn: by LAGC
Chapter 4:The Final Act (an Epilogue)
The USO arrived twenty-four hours before their transport to Morrison's base. Curtain time found Hannibal, Face, Murdock, and BA center aisle, row three.
"Hey, Faceman, you're slipping Brother." teased BA.
"Slipping, BA?" questioned Face wearing an expression of mock insult.
"Yeah, Man, why ain't we in the front row?" BA asked gesturing to the seats in front of them.
"Oh come now, everybody knows you see better from row three. Besides, row one is for the general and his staff. Even I know not to supersede, or get too close to, the brass in public. That can only lead to trouble." Face slyly replied.
"Well played Lieutenant." praised Hannibal.
"Hey, Faceman, how'd you get the back stage passes for us?" Murdock asked, playfully swiping said passes from Face's chest pocket.
"Professional trade secrets, Murdock. It's all classified. Oh look here comes Raquel." Face replied while snagging back the treasured passes from his now very distracted Captain.
Any further conversation was abandoned as they watched Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, and the rest of the USO cast perform.
A few hours later they applauded sincerely and gratefully as Mr. Hope and cast closed the show with a heartfelt rendition of "Thanks for the Memory."
Afterwards, Face lead them backstage flashing those magically begotten passes. The dancing girls flirted and fussed over the Team, giving them drinks and pastries while they waited to meet the stars. An hour or so later they all left with personally autographed photos from Mr. Hope and the lovely Miss Welch.
BA was all smiles as he clutched his gift, he had asked for his photos to be made out to his Mama. He was excited to place them with his letter and send it off. Murdock and Hannibal were smirking at Faceman. Their Prince of Persuasion had some vibrant red lipstick stains on his collar. Even under much teasing, Face refused to explain the origins of the stains. All he said was that "a gentleman never kisses and tells...but boy...you'd enjoy the story."
They went back to their quarters and packed up for their relocation. Each kept to his own thoughts and nightly activities until lights out.
At 0600 a chopper arrived to transport them out to Colonel Morrison's base. They solemnly boarded and took their places. The pilot lifted off. The Team stoically watched the trees swish past below the humming 'copter. Very soon they approached their destination.
"I wonder what new and wonderful adventures await us out in that piece of jungle." Murdock unenthusiastically quipped.
"Who knows. None of it will be up to us. I'm just glad I got to finish and send my letter to Mama." stated BA.
"Thanks for the Memory" Bob Hope's signature song which he traditionally used to close his USO performances.
Written by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin -1938-
Used in the film "The Big Broadcast of 1938" and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In 2004 it was ranked number 63 on AFI's "100 Years ...100 Songs" list.
Bob Hope & Raquel Welch are iconic American entertainers.
The USO —The United Service Organizations Inc...
Is an American nonprofit-charitable corporation founded in February 1941, under F.D. Roosevelt. It's many volunteers provide live entertainment, such as comedians, actors and musicians, social facilities, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Stage performances take place worldwide, wherever the troops are.