Louise Dushkin worked on Tour of
Duty from start to finish from the Pilot to the
end of the third season.She worked on every episode as
the Vietnamese Casting Director
, the Technical Adviser and the Vietnamese
dialog coach, as well as acting in various episodes.
Louise remembers speaking in
7 episodes and being in the
background in to many to keep record of.
On average Louise Dushkin
looked over around 200 people.
Louise said "The Pilot and all 3 series was a
pleasurable experience working with everyone. They all helped me to overcome my
real life experience during the Vietnam war".
Louise met and worked with everyone including all
the producers and actors, during her tour of duty on the
show. Stephen Caffrey , (Lt.
Myron) was one of her favourites
however, Louise says that "all of them were great to
Louise is currently in Honolulu ,
working as a Mental Health Professional.
She says "Dealing with all the characters in the movie business really
helped me fit into my current position".
Louise Dushkin came over to
the US as a Refuge in 1975 and was on the last military flight to leave
Vietnam. She worked for MACV as a intelligence
Louise gets a 'Shout Out ' thank you from Terence Knox in
the second part of the
Tour of Duty Documentary where he talks about how she helped him with dialog
on the show.
In the white T-shirt, Fred
Assistant camera director for the first unit and
first camera director for the second
Louise outside her Honey wagon ( Set trailer),
playing a North Vietnamese Commander during season 3
Louise playing a Hooker from Season 3 ,
with Peter a Tour of Duty stand-in.
Mylinh Au & Louise Dushkin
on the Tour Of Duty set
Mylinh Au was my assistant on the set and would have my box of paper
work ready with the call sheet, vouchers and such. I had a picture of
each person for each episode and their personal information. She would
help me fill out the vouchers while on set for those who were in the
episode. Sometimes I had around 100 people in one day to keep track of
and Mylinh would make sure everyone's voucher was correct so they could
Mylinh Au, Hiep
Nguyen , Mickey
Chung, Tex Wong,
Elma, Louise Dushkin, Mylinh Au