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Combat! - 'A Day in June' -
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Posted on 03/07/2014 7:02:54 PM PST by virgil283

In a flashback story told as the men rest on a rainy night, Sgt. Saunders recalls the experiences of himself and several other men on the day of the D-Day invasion, including tales about Braddock, who won the platoon pool for when the invasion would take place; Doc Walton, who was reluctant to go into battle; Caje (called "Caddie" in this episode), who is accompanied by another Cajun; and Lt. Hanley, who at the time was still a sergeant, and had little battle experience compared to Saunders. Following the landing, the men move inland and come upon a farmstead.......

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: combats1e11
Excellent TV show with Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Shecky Greene, the first season and 11th episode.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:02:54 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

I loved this show as a kid. It led me to read every account of WWII I could get my hands on, which led me to reading and studying military history books in general.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

A different effect on me as a 7 year-old:

Put on cammo;
Crawl through woods with my fake rifle;
Dig foxholes;
Climb trees:
Shoot imaginary Germans.

Never missed the show.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:10:48 PM PST by dasboot
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To: virgil283

Damn that brought back memories, watching Combat and The Rat Patrol then going out and playing army. Today if kids went out and played army they would risk getting shot by some chickenspit psycho cop.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:13:20 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dasboot
Well, I did all that too. LOL

Spent many a Saturday "digging in" with my squad of buddies and taking on the designated neighborhood Germans.

5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:16:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

Did you wade through the ponds with yer rifle over yer head, brother?? :^)

The biggest drag was getting the command to return to base: street lights coming on....


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:21:55 PM PST by dasboot
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To: TADSLOS

I also loved this show as a kid.

Eventually, I enlisted in the Marine Corps.

:-)

Semper Fi!


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:27:50 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: virgil283

I loved that show as a kid. Never missed it.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: virgil283

Have a great memory of Vic Morrow in the

mess hall in Quang Tri.One of the guys asked

him if he’d like to go on patrol with us joking.

Seemed like a great guy.

Had to be to have been over there entertaining troops.

Hated it when he got killed by that sob Landis.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:45:26 PM PST by Harold Shea
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To: dasboot
The biggest drag was getting the command to return to base: street lights coming on....

Yeah, those General Mom troop recalls always came at an inopportune time- just as we were beginning to roll back the huns....

10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:46:17 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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ph


11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:44 PM PST by xone
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To: virgil283

I didn’t know that show was still on. I used to watch it and “Citizen Soldier” probably back in the 50s or 60s. Also had my favorite comic book, other than Superboy, it was “Sgt Rock”.

I noticed the “Military Channel” is changing it’s name to the American Hero Channel”. they are advertising a show on Monday night about the combat engineers who stopped Pieper’s near breakthrough to Antwerp.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 8:10:22 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: TADSLOS; dasboot

We played a lot of army, especially when I lived in Yokosuka and Subic in the Sixties.

We usually had between five to ten kids playing. Some had to be Japanese. Some had to be German.

Everybody had to die.

A lot.

It’s what kids used to do. Later in life I wondered what some of those Marines on the base were thinking as they watched us, many of them having served in Vietnam.

Heh, times were so different. That’s the way it was. I do feel bad for kids nowadays. I don’t think they have the freedom many of us had. I remember being six or seven, and thinking nothing of walking miles from my house, picking up bottles to cash in for candy at a economically depressed part of the area.

Now they would have your parents in front of DYS for neglect. Amazing.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 8:22:06 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: TADSLOS

Hahaha...my mom had a bell on the back porch.

When she rang, you had to go. No questions asked, because it was dinner.

Later, when we went back out, it was 9:00. Funny, my parents didn’t brook being late for dinner, but later in the evening if you came in ten or fifteen minutes late, it was no big deal.

Dinner was different.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 8:25:32 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: virgil283

Loved it as a kid and recorded every episode during its run on Encore 10 years or so ago. Talks were underway for a movie back the late 90s, but never materialized. Just as well - there have been enough real accounts covered since then, such as Band of Brothers, to make a fictionalized movie kind of pointless....


15 posted on 03/07/2014 8:29:57 PM PST by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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To: dasboot

Hanley, Saunders, Kirby, Caje, and Littlejohn shot Krauts, not Germans.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 8:37:17 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: yarddog
'I used to watch it and “Citizen Soldier” probably back in the 50s or 60s.'....

....Don't remember Citizen Soldier” What was it about ? ....

The one show I'd like to see again was 'The Gallant Men', I think that was the title . It came out about the time of 'Combat!'....

17 posted on 03/07/2014 9:04:39 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

Citizen Soldier was about the same as “Combat” except I think they had a different cast every week.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 9:13:49 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: rlmorel
Now they would have your parents in front of DYS for neglect. Amazing.

Or worse. Some cop shooting you for carrying a toy weapon and aiming it at other kids.

19 posted on 03/07/2014 9:14:32 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: virgil283

Ping


20 posted on 03/07/2014 10:08:14 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: virgil283

I remember this show when I was a kid, would watch it as frequently as I could. One of the things I remember was the Vic Morrow character always saying to Kirby, “Kirby, take the point.” Always felt a little sorry for Kirby!


21 posted on 03/08/2014 4:49:43 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: rlmorel

When I was young, six days a week we had a sit down supper. Mon - Fri was at 6:00 pm, Sunday at 1:00 two hours after we got back from church. Saturday was Mom’s day off, hotdogs, burgers, simple stuff like that. There were seven kids and the worse thing was to be late for dinner. Very few excuses accepted. Also, each kid would take turns saying Grace before dinner. Naturally, there were many arguments about who actually said Grace the night before. My brother and I used to see how fast we could say the Grace before getting caught. Funny how something can bring back a memory, I haven’t thought about racing through Grace in years.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 4:54:24 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: virgil283

I saw these when they were still not reruns, but that is the first time I ever saw the very first one

CAGE known as Caddie?? Was that his real name on the show?

And we always spelled it CAGE, is it supposed to be CAJ?


23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:42:40 AM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Howie66
I battled between watching Combat and Twelve O'clock High. I ended up in the U.S. Air Force.

Semper Fi!

24 posted on 03/08/2014 8:03:27 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

OooRah!

I have a lot of Air Force in my family! Someone had to break the mold! lol


25 posted on 03/08/2014 8:10:30 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: RaceBannon
"CAGE known as Caddie?? Was that his real name on the show?"

Wiki says : Pierre Jalbert as PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay.......Caje for Cajun is my guess...

26 posted on 03/08/2014 11:40:41 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: ops33
Kirby was a screw up, a slacker, early in the show but redeemed himself.

I remember Vic Morrow was the only one on TV who knew to fire the Thompson in bursts of 3 or 4 and not rattle off a whole clip each time.....

27 posted on 03/08/2014 11:46:00 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: ops33

My old Man had a hand the size of a catchers mitt, screw up at the table an amazingly quick whack to the head. The Old Man loved proper decorum.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 11:55:53 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: Howie66

I thought about the Marines when enlisting, but out of respect and honor for my dad, who was a combat pilot in the Pacific in WW2, I opted for the Air Force.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 2:56:23 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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