Trampas drops Stacey at the Medicine Bow depot to leave on the 8:30 pm train to San Francisco to take papers to The Virginian. Stacey leaves his suitcase with the station master while he waits for the train. When he returns to get on the train, he is knocked out. When he awakes, he finds himself in an Army uniform at Fort Killman being dunked in a water trough after being drunk. He lands in the guard house in a cell with Private Martin. When two sergeants appear, he finds he was shanghaied by Sgt. Beale in Medicine Bow to take the place of an AWOL cavalry recruit named Thorn. Sgt. Beale expected his discharge papers to have arrived allowing him to leave before anyone learns who Stacey is. When they don't arrive as expected, the top Sergeant Joe Trapp is forced to help him. An inept officer allows the two sergeants to keep up the facade that Stacey is a recruit while putting him through inhumane conditions to keep him quiet. Meanwhile, at Shiloh John Grainger worries when he learns ... Written by
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Don Mitchell and Johnny Seven worked together on the NBC 1967 tv series "Ironside" Don co-starred for the run of the series, and Johnny became a semi regular. See more