The Lieutenant: Season 1, Episode 5

A Very Private Affair (12 Oct. 1963)

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Rice reports for his first day as a commissioned officer, and is handed a command known for its ill discipline. Rice needs to understand the issues within the unit and try and meld them into a cohesive force.

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Sgt. Horace Capp
Laura Devon ...
Lane Bishop
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Sampan
Robert Elston ...
Lt. Hackettditser
Susan Silo ...
Marie Eckles
Jan Stine ...
Pvt. John Eckles
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Lt. Col. Raleigh Wade
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Cpl. Merle Purveau
Pat Renella ...
Cpl. Wallace Garcia
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Jeep Driver
Steve Ihnat ...
Major Roswell Murray
Charles Kuenstle ...
Pvt. Humphrey Hauser
Dave Morick ...
Sgt. Leon Black (as David Morick)
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Rice reports for his first day as a commissioned officer, and is handed a command known for its ill discipline. Rice needs to understand the issues within the unit and try and meld them into a cohesive force.

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[after his platoon's first inspection]
Captain Ray Rambridge: You're lucky the battalion commander took pity on you, Mister. You call that waltz-through an inspection? I want this platoon shaped up and I want it shaped up fast!
Lt. William 'Bill' Rice: Yessir!
Captain Ray Rambridge: And just what were you trying to do out there in Combat Town yesterday? You're not ready to rewrite the book yet, Lieutenant.
Lt. William 'Bill' Rice: No sir.
Captain Ray Rambridge: And, finally, I'd like to advise you to start getting some sleep. You're carrying a big enough load of sheer ignorance without adding fatigue to it.
Lt. William 'Bill' Rice: Yes,...
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