When "The Busters" was repeated on September 1, 1975, it was the last network telecast for television's longest-running continuing drama series (Law & Order (1990) might catch it in number of seasons, but not in number of episodes).
Gary Busey suffered the same fate in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot less then a year before this episode was broadcast. Hard to imagine this was a coincidence. Both are poignant stories that starred Busey. Gary Busey was in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot but, it was Jeff Bridges' character who received the brain injury in this movie.