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Combat!

The Short Day of Private Putnam (Season 2, Episode 28)
TV Episode | Action, Drama, War

A new squad member is aggressive and naive - because he's really only 15. Orville Putnam's actual age is discovered by a knowing French bartender he puts his unsubtle moves on, to impress his fellow infantrymen. Orville swears Fauvette to ...See moreA new squad member is aggressive and naive - because he's really only 15. Orville Putnam's actual age is discovered by a knowing French bartender he puts his unsubtle moves on, to impress his fellow infantrymen. Orville swears Fauvette to secrecy, but then the squad is ordered to recon a treacherous hill whose treetops are stuffed with German snipers. Sgt. Saunders understands that Orville is covering up for his lack of combat experience, but doesn't know the whole truth about the orphaned teen. Written by David Stevens See less
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Updated Mar 24, 1964

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Mar 24, 1964 (United States)

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Rick Jason
Lt. Hanley Lt. Hanley   See fewer
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Vic Morrow
Sgt. Saunders Sgt. Saunders   See fewer
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Beau Bridges
Orville Putnam Orville Putnam   See fewer
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Jack Hogan
Kirby Kirby   See fewer
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Dick Peabody
Littlejohn Littlejohn   See fewer
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Tom Lowell
Billy Nelson Billy Nelson   See fewer
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Lilyan Chauvin
Fauvette Fauvette   See fewer
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Paul Busch
Gunner (uncredited) Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Francisco
Sgt. Darden (uncredited) Sgt. Darden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Tretter
Ambulance driver (uncredited) Ambulance driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.7 / 10 | 47 votes