Despite their hard work training, they are beginning to lose hope that they will ever fight in the war.
Discrimination in the army was so rife, the men were often seen as unable to fight for their country.
Since the two of them had been the impressive foils to the strung-out cops in the Baltimore Major Crimes Unit, their departure seemed to leave a vacuum.
With nobody of real consequence running the West Baltimore drug trade (the Barksdales' chief rival and replacement, Marlo Stanfield, seems at first nothing more than some punk kid), what would be left that was worth watching?
It was certainly clear for a time that HBO executives thought so, having come close to canceling the multifaceted, frighteningly addictive urban drama yet again, as it never pulled anywhere near the kind of ratings that their warhorses like The Sopranos and Sex and the City had.
Although plenty of strings were left dangling at the conclusion of episode 37, "Mission Accomplished," a chapter had been definitively closed, with Avon Barksdale back in jail, and his brainy partner Stringer Belle gunned down.
Continue: Red Tails Trailer Millions of hearts broke when season four of The Wire reached its bleak conclusion.
The cause of this mass cardiac disintegration was twofold: first, most of the teenage boys in the season's primary storyline seemed doomed to nasty and short lives.
If it weren't for the engaging cast and thrilling aerial combat sequences, the film would be hard to get through.
During WWII, black pilots trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, were sidelined in the segregated US forces.
While Elijah recalls a terrible time while flying a plane, Tristan describes the experience as 'like being on a rollercoaster ride' and Ne-Yo expresses relief that he didn't get to go up in a plane.
Ne-Yo recounts a terrible experience of his own; he was chewing black liquorice that looked like tobacco and he moans about how he can still taste it in his mouth, describing the taste as being like faeces In the height of World War II, the American Army have devised an experimental training programme, known as the Tuskegee Training Programme, that consists of African American soldiers.
Wood Harris, Tristan Wilds and Afton Williamson, David Call and Antoine Harris have joined the cast of VH1 original movie “The Breaks,” the network announced Monday.