The Luck of Pepper Shannon

The Luck of Pepper Shannon

Air Date: November 22, 1970

Written by: John Hawkins, George Scheneck, William Marks

Directed by: Nick Webster

Guest Stars: Neville Brand (Pepper Shannon), ay Teal (Sheriff Roy Coffee), Bing Russell (Clem Foster), Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing)

Pepper Shannon is a dime novel hero and outlaw. Ben gives him a job on the condition the one-time outlaw stays away from Jamie, who happens to admire him.

Trivia: This was Neville Brand’s second of three appearances in the series. Brand was regularly cited as the 4th most decorated soldier in WWII, but that information is incorrect and was denied by Brand before his death. He was, however, according to official military records, the recipient of the Silver Star for gallantry in combat. His other awards and decorations are the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European/African/Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, one Service Stripe, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.