Combat! is an American television drama series that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The exclamation point in Combat! was depicted on-screen as a stylised bayonet. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II.
Privates Vinnick (Sal Mineo) and Burke (Tom Skerritt) have been together since basic training and are assigned to Hanley’s platoon. Vinnick is a street wise city kid who is fearless in battle. Burke, on the other hand, is paralysed by fear when a firefight begins. Vinnick’s contempt for Burke is obvious as is Burke’s hatred for Vinnick. The episode opens with a firefight where Burke is frozen in fear. Vinnick charges a German MG-42 emplacement, and Hanley tells them he will recommend Vinnick for a Bronze Star. Later, Hanley receives a message that Vinnick is wanted …
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 01 February 1966.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.