With King Company suffering heavy losses, Saunders (Vic Morrow) and Hanley (Rick Jason) are happy to see the arrival of three replacements: Gainsborough (Stephen Coit), Temple (John Considine) and Crown (John Considine). They are less happy to learn that none of the three men has ever seen combat, nor that the trio's civilian jobs hardly prepared them for Army life (one of the replacements is a former ballet dancer). Even so, Saunders must take this raw material along on an extremely dangerous reconnaissance mission. This episode is based on a story by Richard Tregaskis, the author of the classic WW2 memoir Guadalcanal Diary.
by Hal Erickson synopsis