Chapter 1: M*A*S*H 4077
JUNE-JULY 1950, KOREA
MOBILE ARMY SURGICAL HOSPITAL
The P.A system played “My Blue heaven” aloud that all may enjoy the day’s selection of armed services shared music. Composed by Walter Donaldson and written by George A. Whiting, this was one of the most popular songs that became a blockbuster of movies to the day.
Two captains, that at times their superior officers would wish of them to be nameless, they were near to the minefield practicing their putting.
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce watched on as Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre aimed his first shot out toward the field. Ho-Jon, their favored houseboy of many a reoccurring activities; stood by acting as caddy to the two doctors courageous.
“Fore!” Trapper John shouted aloud as he struck at his first golf ball, the ball exploding as it set off a concealed pressure mine.
Corporal and all around scrounger of the 4077, was a short (although, the young man would say different) and smart-looking soldier wearing prescription glasses that give you the sense that he can read into your eyes- the details of your personal thoughts; by the name of Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly.
Radar too was enjoying some time off from the war, playing catch football with another soldier of similar rank and of privilege in honor of duty. The other soldier, he was playing possum and did his best to remain unseen by all those of superior ranking.
“Here they come!” Radar O’Reilly announced.
“I don’t hear nothin’“, the corporal and arms answered, the young man wondering what Radar was talking about. “Radar” O’Reilly tugged the football close. “Wait for it.” Radar said smartly, as the sounds of chopper rotor blades whirring now reached the others’ ears.
The other scrambled to action as the P.A system delivered its message of personnel assembly.
..... Attention, all personnel. Report immediately to admitting ward and operating room. Attention, all personnel. Report immediately to admitting ward and operating room.....