This Is Us Introduces Jack's Brother and the Truth About His Time in Vietnam

E! Online | 10/16/2018 | Staff
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In the episode, we saw Jack get stationed in a small fishing village, which was inspired by the episode's co-writer and Vietnam vet Tim O'Brien.

"It was a very vivid memory of Tim's," Fogelman tells us. "It was a couple of weeks on the water, fishing boats, a little bit of rest from the war."

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He says that the village is a "formative experience" for Jack and Nicky, and much of the Vietnam storytelling revolves around it.

"It gives us a nice base ground to explore some kind of human stories that are surrounded by war and inside the war and have war coming in and kind of engaging in them but it's not like constant fire fights."

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Speaking of those fire fights, we saw Jack's friend Robinson, who Kevin will someday email, lose...
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