Season 1 Episode 11

A Day in June

Aired Tuesday 7:30 PM Dec 18, 1962 on ABC
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A Day in June
As the squad takes shelter during a fierce storm, Sgt. Saunders and the men reminisce about the events revolving around their arrival on D-Day. Flashbacks describe the camaraderie and hostility present as the bored soldiers await their movement orders in England, the tense journey in the transports across the English Channel, and the platoon's harrowing assault on the shores of Normandy in the first wave.moreless

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  • In this episode we get to learn about several of the main characters. We also learn how well this series was made, from the writing and acting, to the directing and final edit.moreless

    I find it amazing how well, for a TV show, this series was written/filmed/edited. I remember loving it as a kid, and I find it incredible how well it not only stands up to the test of time, but how entertaining it is from an adult's perspective. As a comparison, I also loved "Rat Patrol" as a kid, but now I find it poorly written/produced, and not very entertaining as an adult.

    This episode [the re-edited pilot] does a very good job of introducing the main characters to their audience. You come away with a pretty good feeling about what each guy is all about. The weaving of stock WWII footage with the TV show is great, and the special effects on the beach are movie quality [for the time it was made].

    As always we get a little lesson in life from the Sarge.

    In this episode it's the interaction between Saunders and Braddock. The Sarge teaches Braddock about hoarding goodies from home, and how it may come back to haunt you someday. It may seem trivial on the surface, but in context, it is a very important lesson.

Shecky Greene

Shecky Greene

PVT Braddock (1962-1963)

Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow

Sgt. Saunders

Rick Jason

Rick Jason

Lieutenant Gil Hanley

Steven Rogers

Steven Rogers

"Doc" Walton (1962-1963)

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    • No one ever says how Caddy became Caje. It only a guess that after his friend was killed someone started to call him Caje. But it don't tell us how his last name got change to Lamay. Personally I like the change.

    • The flashback sequences used in this episode are actually from the unaired pilot that was filmed for ABC. The pilot took six days to shoot, finishing on December 23, 1961. Notable differences between the pilot and the series include Hanley as a Sergeant First Class, and Caje being called "Caddy".