ABC 60 minutes
Black and White/Color
Rick Jason as Lieutenant Gil Hanley
Vic Morrow as Sgt. Chip Saunders
Pierre Jalbert as Caje
Jack Hogan as William G. Kirby
Dick Peabody as Littlejohn
William Bryant as McCall (1966-67)
Conlan Carter as Doc (1963-67)
Shecky Greene as Braddock (1962-63)
Tom Lowell as Billy Nelson (1962-64)
Steven Rogers as Doc (1962-63)
Combat depicted the lives of one platoon of soldiers fighting their way across Europe in World War II. The long running show was very realistic, even to the point of using actual war footage in some epsiodes. And unlike many other WWII shows, this cast was sent to “boot camp” before filming began. Neither the war nor the cast was ever portrayed in a glamorous way.
Vic Morrow died in 1982 as a result of a helicopter crash on the set of “Twilight Zone:The Movie,” Dick Peabody in 1999 of prostrate cancer and Rick Jason in 2000 of self-inflicted gunshot wound.