October 1962 - August 1967,
Tuesday 7:30-8:30 on ABC
William G. Kirby (1963-1967).....
Billy Nelson (1963-1964).....
depicted the exploits of a U.S. Army platoon fighting its way across Europe
during World War II, following D-Day. Realism was the keynote of this mud-splattered
series, whose cast was sent to army camp for a week of actual "boot
camp" training before production began. Original World War II battle
footage was included in some episodes. The
stories ranged from straight combat adventure to human interest and sometimes
humorous themes. Among the regulars were Pvt. Braddock, the platoon
comic and resident hustler, played by nightclub comedian Shecky Greene;
Caje (whose name was originally Caddy Cadron in the pilot episode only), the sly, dark-haired Cajun; and Doc Walton, the young, sensitive medical aid-man.
Out in front were the tough, hard-boiled leaders, Lt. Gil
Hanley and Sgt. Chip Saunders.