Left to right: Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders and Rick Jason as Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley.Combat!
was a TV show that ran from 1962 until 1967 about "King Company" during the invasion of France in World War II
, starting from D-Day and never farther than that
throughout its five-season run. It predominantly featured Sergeant Chip Saunders
, though his entire squad was just as fleshed out.
- Big Eater: Braddock, especially in the pilot.
- Bottomless Magazines: The squad members were seldom seen re-loading their M-1's, BAR, and Thompson sub-machine gun.
- Excited Show Title!
- Last Name Basis: Justified. Everyone is in the Army.
- Put on a Bus: Private Braddock, as Shecky Greene walked off the show after nine episodes, because the physical demands of the series was taking a toll on him, and he wished to return to his nightclub acts in Las Vegas.
- Sergeant Rock: Sergeant Chip Saunders
- Stock Footage: Artillery barrages, massive numbers of tanks, and bombers are mixed with reaction shots of the cast members.
- Victim of the Week: The squad seems to have a completely random new soldier every week, and half of the time, they end up dying.