CTVA US Military - "Citizen Soldier" (1957-58) Anthology series

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The Classic TV Archive  - US Military  series

Citizen Soldier (1956-57)
a.k.a. - "The Big Attack"

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
Burt Wilson (acted in "Defense of St. Vith")
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) /UCLA Film and Television Archive
Oakland Tribune / The Melbourne Age, newspaper, San Mateo Times,  Long Beach Star Journal, Long Island City NY Star Journal
 
Georgetown University

Produced by
Ron W. Alcorn
Filmed in Germany
for First Run Syndication

US Military Anthology series 1956-57 39 episodes x 30 min bw

Premise:
Dramatized true-life incidents during World War II and the Korean conflict.

Recurring Cast:
John Erwin (the voice of "Morris the Cat" on TV, & drover Teddy on "Rawhide")
(appeared in 5 episodes of "Citizen Soldier" playing different roles
in one a paratrooper and another a chaplain).

Directed by
Charles Marquis Warren - "Defense of St Vinth"
Music by Bert Grund

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Syndicated Program

 [--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE LITTLE PRIVATE
18Jun1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
20Oct1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
29Oct1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
09Dec1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
10Mar1959 WCSH-6 Portland, Maine (Tuesday 7:00pm)
30Apr1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
The story of Pvt. Joe Richardson, a young Michigan farm boy, just out of basic training, who finds himself in the front
lines of the Battle of the Bulge. [The Melbourne Age]
Synopsis 2:
When his company is trapped at the front by German forces, a soldier fresh out of basic training proves his worth to some
old-timers when his knowledge of bazooka fire is the only thing which saves them from a trap. Pvt. Joseph Richardson
reenacts his story. [TVGuide.com & Chicago Tribune combined]
Synopsis 3:
A recruit gets a chance to prove his worth when his company is trapped by Germans.
Pvt. Joseph Richardson, 318th Infantry Battalion, 80th Infantry Division. [TA]
Synopsis 4:
Story of Michigan farm lad, Joe Richardson, who was rushed from basic training right into Battle of the Bulge in Germany.
[Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): A HILL NEAR ALEMERT
02Jul1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
18Feb1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
19Aug1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
05Mar1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 3:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
A medic proves his bravery. Cpl. Thomas Joseph Kelly, 28th Armored Infantry Battalion, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Story of Corporal Thomas Joseph Kelly, a Medic who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): WAR AND MEN OF GOD
09Jul1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
18Nov1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10:00pm)
28Jan1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
30Apr1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)
15Jun1960 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 6:00pm)
07May1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A chaplain, not permitted to carry arms or fight, is asked to take charge of a combat platoon when its last officer is
wounded. Capt. Leroy W. Raley, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Men of the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division were accustomed to seeing Capt. Leroy W. Raley serve as a chaplain
to his company. But in an emergency the chaplain took command and organized the troops to withstand an enemy attack.
[Oakland Tribune]
Synopsis 3:
A chaplain takes charge of a platoon when their officer is killed. [San Mateo Times]
Synopsis 4:
"War, and the Men of God," story of a chaplain, a Baptist minister from Oklahoma, who helped his platoon to withstand a
German attack. [Miami News]
--same episode?
16Feb1959 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
Synopsis:
The tale of an Oklahoma Baptist minister who was minister, priest, and rabbi to his front line company. [Chicago Tribune]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): PRIVATE LOPEZ
16Jul1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
06Oct1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
21Oct1958 KGO-7 San Francisco
06Feb1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Friday 8:00pm)
25Feb1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
10May1959 KPTV-12 Portland, Oregon (Sunday 4:30pm)
02Apr1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
Texas-born Jose Lopez suffers under taunts of fellow soldiers. [Long Island Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
During the U.S. advance of June 1944, hostilities break out between two members of the same platoon, one a patriotic Texan,
the other a Mexican-American. [The Melbourne Age, newspaper]
Synopsis 3:
A man who can forage a chicken from a deserted farm and cook it for his battle weary friends proves that he can fight also.
Synopsis 4:
Story of Private Jose Lopez who carried weapons and ammunition through enemy fire, held off almost single-handedly an
attack to earn himself the nation's highest award.

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): TAKE COMMAND
23Jul1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
14Nov1958 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Friday 7:30pm)
16Dec1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
11Feb1959 KGO-7 San Francisco (Wednesday 10:00pm)
18Mar1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
20May1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 7:00pm)
18July1958 KPTV-12 Portland, Oregon (Saturday 9:30pm)
10Sep1960 (Repeat) WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
An enlisted man is offered the chance to become a commissioned officer, but has no desire to be in command. [The Oregonian]
Synopsis 2:
Two noncoms are offered battlefield commissions for their actions in a skirmish. Pvt. Brad Fisher, E Company,
253rd Regiment, 63rd Infantry reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Story of P/fc Fisher who accepted a battle-field commission as American forces moved into Hitler's Third Reich's territory.
[Miami News]
--same as above?
[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): (Unknown title)
27Oct1958 WNBQ, ch. 5 Chicago (Monday 9:30pm)
Synopsis:
A serious shortage of commissioned officers which developed when American forces moved into the territory of Hitler's
Third Rich cause Capt. Pilla to look for leadership among the enlisted men. [Chicago Tribune]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE VALIANT FEW
30Jul1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
24Oct1958 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Friday 7:30pm)
28Oct1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
03Nov1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
07Jan1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
21Jan1959 KGO-7 San Francisco (Wednesday 10:00pm)
23Sep1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
30Jul1960 (Repeat) WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 3:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
Through faith, a man conquers an unreasoning fear. [New Orleans Times-Picayune]
Synopsis 2:
A medic freezes from fear on the battlefront and a chaplain takes over. Chaplain Francis Sampson, 101st Airborne Division,
reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
An Army chaplain shows a medic how to conquer fear through faith.
Synopsis 4:
Story of the gallant Chaplain Francis Sampson behind enemy lines. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): ONE DEMERIT TO GO
(Writers Guild of America list the title as TWO DEMERITS TO GO)
06Aug1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
28Jul1959 KARR-4 Little Rock (Tuesday 10:15pm)
25Dec1959 WISN-12 Milwaukee, Wis. (Friday 9:30pm)

Synopsis:
A veteran soldier finds himself on the verge of flunking out of a military academy for non-commissioned officers.
Sgt. Leon Carroll, 7th Army, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
--same episode?
20May1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
Synopsis:
Story of student at military academy established by U.S. in Munich to train soldiers to administer conquered nation.
[Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): BIG SLIM
13Aug1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
05Nov1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
09Dec1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10:00pm)
22Jul1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
19Mar1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)
23Jan1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
The story of Sergeant Fred Richardson - Big Slim - who distinguished himself during the European campaign in World War II.
[The Melbourne Age]
Synopsis 2:
Sgt. Fred Richardson is hit by 36 pieces of shrapnel in a European engagement, but keeps going. Richardson, from C Company,
60th Infantry Regiment, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Story of the almost legendary Sgt. Fred Richardson, a foot soldier at work in African and European campaigns. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): FIVE MEN OF STEEL
27Aug1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
27Oct1958 KGO-7 San Francisco
12Dec1958 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Friday 7:30pm)
22Dec1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago (Monday 9:30pm)
15Apr1959 WNTA-13 New York City [Long Island City NY Star Journal]
20Feb1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 3:00pm)
16Apr1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
"Five Men of Steel" tells of the crew of a Sherman tank which is sent on a suicide mission to locate pockets of German
rear-guard strength during World War II. [The Melbourne Age]
Synopsis 2:
The crew of a Sherman tank are assigned to act as decoys to lure a retreating German division into the open.
Lt. George Morrison, 6th Division, 3rd Army, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): BIG SWAP
03Sep1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
16Dec1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10:00pm)
19Jan1959 WNBQ-5 Chicago (Monday 9:30pm)
06May1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
13Oct1959 NBC Boston, Tue 7pm ET
09Apr1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A Red Cross Field Director bluffs his way behind enemy lines to distribute supplies to American POW's. There he devises
a plan for a prisoner swap. Andrew G. Hodges, Red Cross Director, 94th Infantry Division re-enacts his own story. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The story of Red Cross Field Director Andy Hodges who, on hearing of the shocking conditions under which allied prisoners
of war were confined at Stalag 23, used ingenuity and bluff to force the German sector commander to agreeing to an exchange
of prisoners. [The Melbourne Age, newspaper]
Synopsis 3:
"Big Swap," story of Red Cross Field Director Andy Hodges and how he promoted a swap deal involving human lives. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): WEAPONLESS WONDERS
10Sep1958 KONO-12 San Antonio, Texas (Wednesday 9:30pm)
12Nov1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
01Dec1958 WNBQ, ch. 5 Chicago (Monday 9:30pm)
29Jul1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
11Dec1959 WISN-12 Milwaukee, Wis. (Friday 9:30pm)
16Apr1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 3:30pm)
04Jun1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
An unarmed pilot attempts to rescue seven wounded men trapped by enemy fire. Lt. John Keats, 35th Division, reenacts his
own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Story of Lt. John Keats who flew Piper Cub over enemy lines to spot Nazi installations. [Miami News]
Synopsis 3:
Story of a pilot and spotter whose job was artillery reconnaissance in a Piper Cub over enemy lines. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): AID MAN
Written by Jack Bennett
17Sep1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
19Nov1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
02Dec1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10:00pm)
14Jul1959 NBC Tue WCSH-TV Boston Mass.
15Dec1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago (Monday 9:30pm)
21Jul1959 NBC Tue WCSH-TV, ch. 6 Portland, Maine
05Aug1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Oct1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Sunday 3:30pm)
14May1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)
Synopsis 1:
In order to be allowed to join the Army, a young man must promise his mother not to hurt anybody. Pfc. Pee Wee Donovan [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young man upholds his vow to serve but without fighting---until he fights a one-man war in the battle of Hurtgen Forest
in 1944. Pvt. Pee Wee Donovan, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Story of Pee Wee Donovan, Pfc. and first aid man of the 1st battalion, 12th Infantry division unit, who became a first aid
man because his mother refused to let him join the Army. [San Mateo Times]
Synopsis 4:
Pee Wee Donovan's remarkable war exploits. [Miami News]
--same episode?
[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): (Unknown title)
10Mar1962 ABC WKRC-TV Cincinnati (Sat)
Synopsis:
Late in the war, a home-front medic is transferred to the battlefields and finds himself looked down upon as a "nursey"
by the men in his outfit. [RF]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): DEFERRED BRIDE
24Sep1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
11Nov1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
26Nov1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Dec1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10:00pm)
01Jul1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
12Aug1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
Many couples postponed marriage until war's end. But not Nancy Howard, nurse, who became an Army nurse to be near the
soldier she planned to marry. [New Orleans Times-Picayune]
Synopsis 2:
In order to be as near as possible to her fiancé, Nancy Howard enlists as an Army nurse. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Army nurse at front fears for soldier fiance. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE INVISIBLE SOLDIER
29Sep1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
14Oct1958 KGO-7 San Francisco (Tuesday 10pm)
14Oct1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
15Oct1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Jan1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Friday 8:00pm)
16Jul1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)

Synopsis 1:
One soldier searches a forest to locate three German tanks controlling a crucial road. Staff Sgt. R.W. Pemberton, A Battery,
908th Field Artillery Battalion, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
One man saves battalion against great odds. [Long Island Star Journal]
Synopsis 3:
A heroic staff sergeant exposes himself to German fire to direct American artillery. [Chicago Tribune]
Synopsis 4:
Opener features story of sergeant who helps clear vital road blocked by German tanks in World Word II.
Synopsis 5:
Three German tanks controlled the road that an infantry company had been ordered to keep clear for advancing U.S. armored
vehicles and by revealing their exact location a cowardly soldier proved his courage. [San Mateo Times]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): IDENTITY UNKNOWN
01Oct1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
03Dec1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
18Nov1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
19Aug1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
A man faces execution for betraying a French underground unit to the Germans, unless an American judge can intervene.
[TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Story of a man accused of betraying an underground unit. In real private-eye fashion, the real traitor is smoked out.
[Miami News]
Synopsis 3:
U.S. judge advocate in France saves Frenchman accused of betrayal to Nazis. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): RUGGED COMPANY K
02Oct1958 KING-5 Seattle, Washington (Thurs. 7:00pm)
01Dec1958 KPHO-5 Phoenix, AZ (Monday 8:30pm)
21Jan1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
11Jun1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:00pm)
21May1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A company of men refuse to retreat before the heavy attack of Germans. [Seattle Daily Times]
Synopsis 2:
One of the most decorated companies in the Army, Company K, is ordered to besiege an impregnable German infantry battalion.
Lt. Clark Johnson, K Company, 18th Infantry, First Infantry Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Dramatization of heroic acts of C.O. Lt. Johnson and his company as they advanced against entire German Infantry Battalion.
[Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE MAN WHO CRIED
08Oct1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
21Oct1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
08Dec1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
11Mar1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Jul1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:00pm)

Synopsis:
Sgt. Robert Nelson loses his stripes for taunting new replacements, officers and noncoms alike---but always gets them
back in battle. Sgt. Robert "Nellie" Nelson, "I" Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, reenacts his story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Story of Sgt. "Nellie" Nelsen, "The Man Who Cried." [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): DEFENSE OF ST. VITH
10Oct1958 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Friday 7:30pm)
05Jan1959 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
17May1959 KPTV-12 Portland, Oregon (Sunday 4:30pm)
06Feb1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)
15May1960 NBC WCSH-TV Portland Maine (Sunday 11:15pm ET)
12Mar1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Directed by Charles Marquis Warren
Guest Cast:
Burt Wilson ......... Captain
Paul Geil (all-American half-back from Minnesota)
Synopsis:
The events leading up to the suicidal German counter-attack in December, 1944 are dramatized. Troop B, 82nd Cavalry [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A U.S. captain and his company defend the St. Vith juncture against German soldiers. Troop B, 82nd Cavalry, reenact
their story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Authentic dramatization of the events leading up to the suicidal German counter-attack in December, 1944, when the
Nazis disguised as American soldiers and driving U.S. jeeps, attempted to infiltrate Allied lines. [The Oregonian]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE MUTE
15Oct1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
10Dec1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Dec1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
02Mar1959 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A French underground unit rescues an American paratrooper who helps them sabotage German communications lines.
Lonnie L. Mosely reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Paratrooper poses as deaf-mute and aids French underground. [Redland Daily Facts]
Synopsis 3:
"Gabby" Mosely, paratrooper, rescued by French underground in Normandy under noses of German troops. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): OPERATION KINDERHEIM
22Oct1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
17Dec1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
25Nov1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
22Jul1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
02Sep1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
28May1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A young private who wants to assist a German orphanage after the war asks for help from his sergeant, a bitter combat veteran.
Pvt. Charles W. Camp and Sgt. E.F. Royer. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Young private in post-war Germany turns an embittered sergeant into leader of a project to provide clothing, food and toys
for war orphans. [Miami News]
Synopsis 3:
Private in occupied Germany enlists top-sergeant's aid in getting clothing, food and toys for 200 war orphans. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): MA HORNER
22Oct1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
04Nov1958 WWL-4 New Orleans (Thursday 10:00pm)
24Nov1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
15Jul1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
03Jul1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Sunday 11:00am)

Synopsis 1:
Two members of a combat platoon, one strict and the other a ne'er-do-well, must work together to capture a mine-control
center. Sgt. Freeman Horner, 3rd Platoon, K Company, 119th Infantry, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Based on exploits of America's war heroes. Tonight: "Ma Horner," leading of scouting platoon. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): ROUGH RIDERS
1
8Nov58 ABC, CBS, NBC Affiliate WHDH-TV Boston, Mass (Tue 10pm ET)
29Dec1958 WNBQ-5 Chicago, IL (Monday 9:30pm)
31Dec1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
16Sep1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
14May1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)

Synopsis 1:
True descendants of the Rough Riders were responsible for surprise, lightening attacks that did much to confuse the enemy.
(film) [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A mechanized cavalry advances behind enemy lines and must remain there until help arrives. Capt. W.O. Howk, Troop A,
3rd Cavalry Unit, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
The story of how a calvary troop surprised a German garrison 50 miles behind their lines will be told in "Rough Riders."
[Chicago Tribune]
Synopsis 4:
Captain Howk's mechanized Cavalry Unit withstands the German lines and maintains control of vital town of Epernay.
[Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): McGONICLE'S MIRACLE
19Nov1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Wednesday 9:30pm)
17Jun1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
18Jun1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:00pm)

Written by R.W. Alcorn & Chas O'Neal.
Synopsis 1:
A conscientious objector working as a medical aide initiates a strange event when he treats a wounded German soldier.
Pvt. Dennis McGonicle, B Company, 62nd Armored Medical Battalion, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
A conscientious objector proves his bravery in "McGonnigle's Miracle." [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): CALCULATED RISK
24Nov1958 KONO-12 San Antonio (Monday 9:30pm)
23Mar1959 KARK-4 Little Rock (Tuesday 9:30pm)
08Apr1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 6:30pm)
15Apr1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Synopsis:
Lt. John J. McCalls returns to his unit after recuperating from a wound and must prepare for a battle. McCall,
from the 26th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN
24Dec1958 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
17Jun1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 7:00pm)
09Sep1959 (R) WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
26Mar1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
After WWII, two American soldiers try to smuggle German war orphans out of the Soviet sector.
Tom Ryan and Sgt. Steve Maycheck reenact their own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
American agent tangles with brutal Russian officer in kidnaping of German children. [Long Island Star Journal]
Synopsis 3:
American Intelligence officer pits cunning and courage against Russian Colonel's brutality of kidnapping 15 German
war orphans. [Miami News]
Synopsis 4:
American Intelligence officer "kidnaps" 15 German war orphans from the Russian sector. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): ERICH WALD
09Jan1959 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Friday 7:30pm)
13May1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
09Jan1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 1:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
A German-born American soldier wounded inside enemy lines is helped by a sympathetic German girl.
Erich Wald, 7th U.S. Infantry, 3rd Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Story of American sergeant who is wounded on patrol but escapes from Nazis with help of pretty German girl, and falls
in love with her. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): SOLDIERS WITHOUT GUNS
14Jan1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
06Mar1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Friday 8:00pm)
02Apr1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)

No Synopsis

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE ATTACK
18Feb1959 KGO-7 San Francisco (Wednesday 10:00pm)
01Apr1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Apr1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
The Allied attack on the little German town of Hotten which Hitler had ordered to be held at all costs.
[The Melbourne Age, newspaper]
Synopsis 2:
A small squad is sent to destroy the location where mortar fire is being leveled at the Army. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE INDESTRUCTIBLE SERGEANT LEHENBAUER
02Mar1959 KARK-4 Little Rock (Tuesday 9:30pm)
04Mar1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Synopsis 1:
The story of Sgt. Cleo Lehenbauer, a paratrooper involved in many dangerous assignments, but only wounded once. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
The exploits that were responsible for giving the "Indestructible Sgt. Lechenbauer" his unusual name. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): NIGHT JUMP
04Mar1959 KGO-7 San Francisco (Wednesday 10:00pm)
22Apr1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
15Jul1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
10Mar1960 ch. 11 San Diego (Friday 9:00pm)
28May1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)

Synopsis 1:
Three Americans and a British major go behind enemy lines to keep tanks away from the beach where the allies plan to attack.
Sgt. Charley A. Derbin, Regimental HQ Co., 517th Parachute Combat Team, reenacts his story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
Three American and one British soldier parachute into the center of German positions to prepare for "Operation Anvil."
Synopsis 3:
Drama about three American sergeants and a British major who made a historic jump into the center of enemy territory,
accomplished their mission, and lived to tell about it. [Miami News]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE WAR AND MIKE BRAY
10Jun1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
08Jul1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
26Jul1959 ABC, CBS, NBC affiliate WHDH-TV Boston Mass, Sun)
14Feb1960

Synopsis 1:
During the American occupation of Germany, American soldiers are robbed and assaulted by a band of orphaned children. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
American soldiers find themselves robbed and assaulted by a band of orphan children. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Sgt. Mike Bray sets up a youth center during the American occupation of Germany following World War II. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): HARD NOSED M.P.
08Jul1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
14Jul1959 KARK-4 Little Rock (Tuesday 10:15pm)
09Jul1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)

No Synopsis

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): SURRENDER OR DIE
02Aug1959 ABC, CBS, NBC Sun affiliate WHDH-TV Boston Mass, Sun)
09Sep1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)

10Jul1960
Synopsis 1:
The American commander of an infantry battalion leads the first attack on German soil September 1944. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An American commander leads the first attack on German soil in 1944 and delivers an ultimatum to the Germans in Aachen.
Col. J.G. Corley, 3rd Battalion, 26th Regiment, First Infantry Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE VOLUNTEERS
18Mar1959 WNTA-13, New York City (Wednesday 6:30pm)
25Aug1959 WCSH-6 Portland, Maine (Tuesday 7:00pm)
07Dec1959 WKOW-27 Madison, Wis. (Monday 11:30pm)
07May1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 11:30am)

Synopsis:
A select group of paratroopers are sent to England for special training for their part in the D-day invasion.
Sgt. Walter Lang, 82nd Airborne Division, reenacts his own story. [TVGuide.com]
--same as above? (listed as "The Valiant Few" but probably "The Volunteers"):
26Mar1966 Melbourne, Australia (Saturday 4:30pm, ATV-0)
Synopsis:
Following the Normandy invasion, paratroops of the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division were dropped inland to prevent enemy
reinforcements reaching the beaches.

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): MME. FROU FROU (aka Madame Frou Frou)
25Mar1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
25Jun1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 5:30pm)
24Jul1960

Synopsis 1:
A pretty French girl, trying to get to her prisoner of war husband, helps a platoon of Americans. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A French girl tries to get to her husband, a prisoner of war, and helps American soldiers who lost contact with the main
fighting force. [TVGuide.com]

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE BAZOOKA MAN
08Apr1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
26Aug1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
05Nov1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 12:30pm)

No Synopsis

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): FIRE FOR EFFECT
Written by Chas O'Neal
27May1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
24Sep1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Thursday 8:00pm)


[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): DANGEROUS HAVEN
24Jun1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
23Dec1959 KTTV-11 Los Angeles (Wednesday 8pm)
30Jan1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)

Synopsis:
A GI wounded in a glider crash behind German lines is helped by a French girl and a priest. Pvt. Bud Harvey reenacts his
own story. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 2:
A young French girl jeopardizes herself and her grandparents to help a wounded G.I., in "Dangerous Haven."

[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): AN EMPTY TOWN
01Jul1959 WCKT-7 Miami, Florida (Wednesday 7:00pm)
12Aug1959 WNTA-13 New York City (Wednesday 9:30pm)
13Feb1960 WWL-4 New Orleans (Saturday 4:00pm)
05Mar1966 Melbourne, Australia (ATV-0, Saturday 4:30pm)

Synopsis 1:
Five veterans of the war in Europe perform their final mission - to clean out a small town just outside Berlin.
[The Melbourne Age, newspaper]
Synopsis 2:
Four GIs make a pact to protect the fifth, who is married, when all five are sent to rout out Germans in a small town.
[TVGuide.com]

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[--] Citizen Soldier (anthology): THE LIE   (possibly an "aka" for one of the above episodes)
Written by Jack Bennett,
 

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