stripped of his rank, his sabre broken in half and being tossed from the fort.   He is court-martialed and is trying to live down the reputation of being a coward.  In reality the commanding officer of the ill-fated troops was not competent and this played a big part in the attack.

However, McCord will not tarnish the reputation of a commanding officer who he respected so he accepts the dishonor. McCord travels to the west using his abilities as an engineer to make a living.  The show ran two years from January 24, 1965 through April 24, 1966 and had some wonderful guest stars: most notably Chuck and Johnny Crawford were reunited in one episode called Cowards Step Aside where Johnny plays a Deputy Marshal whose town is taken hostage by criminals. John Carradine was a frequent guest. Among other guest stars were Burt Reynolds, Peter Breck, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Sands, Alex Cord, Kathryn Hays, J. Pat O'Malley and even Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Dodgers and Pitcher, Ron Perranoski.  

Branded

Branded was a series set in the 1880's and based on the story of Jason McCord, the only survivor of  the Battle of Bitter Creek, where the Indians massacred an entire company of soldiers.  Chuck plays Jason McCord, a West Point graduate who was knocked unconscious during the attack and left for dead by the Indians.  McCord is accused of cowardice and drummed out of the Army.   The opening scene shows McCord being 




                                          Season One

1.     Survival, January 24, 1965
2.     The Vindicator, January 31, 1965
3.     The Test, February 7, 1965
4.     The Rules Of The Game, February 14, 1965
5.     The Bounty,  February 21, 1965
6.     Leap Upon Mountains,  February 28, 1965
7.     Coward Step Aside,  March 7, 1965
8.     The Mission - Part 1,  March 14, 1965
9.     The Mission - Part 2,  March 21, 1965
10.   The Mission - Part 3,  March 28, 1965
11.   The First Kill,  April 4, 1965
12.   Very Few Heroes,  April 11, 1965
13.   One Way Out,  April 18, 1965
14.   That The Brave Endure,  April 25, 1965
15.   Taste of Poison,  May 2, 1965
16.   Price Of A Name,  May 23, 1965

                                         
Season Two

17.   Judge Not,  September 12, 1965
18.   Now Join The Human Race,  September 19, 1965
19.   Mightier Than The Sword,  September 26, 1965
20.   I Killed Jason McCord,  October 3, 1965
21.   The Bar Sinister,  October 10, 1965
22.   Seward's Folly,  October 17, 1965
23.   Salute The Soldier Briefly,  October 24, 1965
24.   The Richest Man In Boot Hill,  October 31, 1965
25.   Fill No Glass For Me - Part 1,  November 7, 1965
26.   Fill No Glass For Me - Part 2,  November 14, 1965
27.   The Greatest Coward On Earth,  November 21, 1965
28.   $10,000 For Durango,  November 28, 1965
29.   Romany Roundup - Part 1,  December 5, 1965
30.   Romany Roundup - Part 2,  December 12, 1965
31.   A Proud Town,  December 19, 1965
32.   The Golden Fleece,  January 2, 1966
33.   The Wolfers,  January 9, 1966
34.   This Stage of Fools,  January 16, 1966
35.   A Destiny Which Made Us Brothers,  January 23, 1966
36.   McCord's Way,  January 30, 1966
37.   Nice Day For A Hanging,  February 6, 1966
38.   Barbed Wire,  February 13, 1966
39.   Yellow For Courage,  February 20, 1966
40.   Call To Glory - Part 1,  February 27, 1966
41.   Call To Glory - Part 2, March 6, 1966
42.   Call To Glory - Part 3,  March 13, 1966
43.   The Ghost Of Murietta,  March 20, 1966
44.   The Assassins - Part 1,  March 27, 1966
45.   The Assassins - Part 2,  April 3, 1966
46.   Headed For Doomsday,  Aprilo 10, 1966
47.   Cowards Die Many Times,  April 17, 1966
48.   Kellie,  April 24, 1966