Tru

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Tru

Background

Tru owns Hi-Desert Growers produce farm in Imperial Valley, California. He is married to Mae's Mother, Mae is his daughter and Child is his granddaughter.


During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 13 The American Dream played by John Fujioka

Minh, Tru and Sama are helping Tommy and Diem harvest their produce. Diem tells Minh that after he and Tru stand up to Col. Tranh Van Zung then there will no longer be any extortion or warlords. Mae's Mother grabs Minh and takes him to get dressed for his wedding. During Minh and Mae's wedding ceremony, Tru welcomes the guests and welcomes Minh into his family as a son and partner in the farm. Stringfellow Hawke gives a gift to Tru, who thanks him. Sama tells Minh that Diem and Tommy were killed and then tells Hawke that Tranh has been collecting protection money from the farmers. Tranh and Hua show up at the wedding and Tranh gives a vase as a gift while bringing up preserving their traditions. Minh hands back Tranh's gift and Sama calls Tranh a liar and a thief. Sama charges at Tranh and is punched by Hua, who is then punched by Hawke. Dominic comes to help Mae pick cabbage and they have a competition to see who can pick cabbages the fastest. Tru wins and celebrates. Sgt. Bryant stops at the farm and questions Hawke and others about rumors that someone is trying to extort the local Vietnamese farmers. Sama tells Sgt. Bryant that Tranh is the man responsible for shaking down the farmers. Mae brings Minh back home from the hospital and he is greeted by his family and neighbors. A group of riders on motorcycles wearing patches of Tranh's spider insignia and masks attack the people and Minh freezes. As Minh and Tru are driving their produce to market, Hua drops gasoline on their truck, even as Minh shoots at his airplane. As Hua is about to throw a grenade down, Hawke and Dominic arrive in Airwolf and force his plane to crash. That night, Minh holds a meeting with the local farmers and tells them, he will lead them if they help him harvest. He asks for help and Mae's Mother steps forward, followed by Caitlin and the others. The next day, a large group comes together to pick cabbages while Tranh puts on his old pilot's uniform. Ko and another pilot drop gasoline on the farmers, but are forced to temporarily fly off when Hawke and Dominic arrive in Airwolf. Hawke blows one plane out of the air and then the other one with Ko in it. Tranh arrives and starts firing at Airwolf. Hawke hits the rudder of Tranh's plane and Tranh parachutes to the ground with a parachute bearing his spider logo. Tranh lands on the ground and demands the farmers get his parachute. Minh citizen arrests Tranh and brings him to Sgt. Bryant and the police and the farmers stomp on Tranh's parachute.