Wagon Train/The Lt. Burton Story

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The Lt. Burton Story
Season 5, Episode 22
Airdate February 28, 1962
Writer(s) teleplay
Steven Ritch
Ken Kolb
Director(s) William Witney
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Wagon TrainSeason Five

Guest Star: Dean Jones (Lt. Burton)

Also Starring: Charles McGraw (Sgt. Wesley Kiles)

With: Ray Stricklyn (Danny Maitland), Brett King (Cpl. Ben Rawlins), Ray Baumann (Paul Timpkins), Robert Reiner (Thomas), Jenny Maxwell (Susan Lane)


Plot Overview

Riding ahead of the train, Hale is wounded in an ambush by a cavalry patrol looking for deserters. The order was given by a sergeant who believes in shooting first and asking questions later. Hale helps the rookie Lieutenant step into his place as a true cavalry commander.