Episodes: 65 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 14, 1965 – April 6, 1967
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson, James Hampton, Frank DeKova, Bob Steele, Ben Frommer, Don Diamond, Joe Brooks, Ivan Bell, John Mitchum, and Edward Everett Horton.
TV show description:
This sitcom is set at Fort Courage, a fictional US Army outpost in Kansas. It takes place shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1865. The troops are commanded by Captain Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry), a good-natured but ultimately clumsy and clueless soldier. As the theme song tells us, he was awarded the Medal of Honor after accidentally instigating the final charge at the Battle of Appomattox. His commanding officers wanted to reward his action but were well aware of his ineptitude so they gave him command of Fort Courage, a dumping ground for the army’s least useful soldiers and misfits.