Combat!

Season 1 Episode 17

The Squad

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Aired Tuesday 7:30 PM Jan 29, 1963 on ABC
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The squad gets a replacement, Mosley Lovelace (a Georgia boy) who says that the best thing he got from the Yankee army is his boots and rifle.

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  • About replacement country boy Moseby Lovelace who is still stuck mentally in the U.S. civil war.

    8.3
    Country boy Moseby Lovelace joins the squad. He shows up with a new style of boots that Saunders keeps trying to buy from him thoughout the episode. A Georgia boy still stuck in the U.S. civil war, he\'s always complaining calling the others \"Yanks\" and wondering why they have to dig and hide in a foxhole when they should stand up and face the enemy.

    Out on patrol, Moseby decides to take his boots off the wade accross a creek and of course gets yelled at by Saunders. Moseby, wanting desperately to kill some Germans, gets yelled at again by Saunders when he almost throws a grenade at a passing German unit. Yet again, Moseby gets yelled at by Saunders AND Hanley for killing two German motorcyclists. On the way back, a lagging Moseby again takes his boots off at the creek. This time however, he forgets them after hearing gun fire ahead. He finds the squad pinned down from a German machine gun nest and decides to flank and take out the nest. On the way he encounters and kills a German and uses the Germans gun to take out the nest. Moseby goes back to get his boots when he sees four Germans at the creek with his boots. The Germans figure the owner of the boots will be back to get them so they sent one German accross the creek and the others hide. Moseby sees this happen and captures the one across the creek. He then uses the captured German and takes the rest prisoner. He loses two prisoners on the way due to a mind, but shows up at camp with the other two prisoners and ends up hero of the day.

    I find this episode interesting in the fact that Saunders hasn\'t settled into his character yet. He\'s humorous, friendly and almost a buddy to the guys in the squad. This is not the Saunders we all come to know and love in the rest of the series.moreless
  • Just a little story about how a southern boy that dosen't agree with how the Yankee Army fights wars, ends up the hero of the day.

    9.1
    This is one of those classic episodes based on the interaction between Saunders, and a new guy that just doesn't quite get how the Yankee Army fights wars.



    Moseby Lovelace is a southern boy, that just doesn't understand why a man would want to hide in a foxole, and not stand up to face his enemy eye to eye.



    Heck, that's how the south done it in the War Between The States!



    Moseby gets his first taste of Yankee Warfare out on a recon mission, where he just can't believe that he can't shoot at the enemy, and must hide instead.



    Saunders and Hanley find that they have to keep this wild eyed Rebel on a very short leash, but on the way back he gets left behind crossing a stream, because he doesn't want to get his new boots wet!



    In the mean time, the men get pinned down by a machine gun nest, and... well, you'll just have to see it to believe what happens!!!moreless
Shecky Greene

Shecky Greene

PVT Braddock (1962-1963)

Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow

Sgt. Saunders

Rick Jason

Rick Jason

Lieutenant Gil Hanley

Pierre Jalbert

Pierre Jalbert

PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay

John Bolt

John Bolt

Moseby Lovelace

Guest Star

James Callahan

James Callahan

Reischer

Guest Star

Harold Dyrenforth

Harold Dyrenforth

1st German Engineer

Guest Star

Steven Rogers

Steven Rogers

"Doc" Walton (1962-1963)

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