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Series / Combat!

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Left to right: Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders and Rick Jason as Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley.

Combat! was a TV series that ran on ABC 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 (Vic Morrow), though his entire squad was just as fleshed out. Robert Altman was a major creative force on the series, directing every second episode of the first season. The show's original writer, Robert Pirosh, also wrote Battleground and Hell Is for Heroes, which have a similar grounded style to this series.