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11th Feb '18 10:44:19 AM Lightning4119
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* A throwaway joke from "Cowboy" has Father Mulcahy pray in Hebrew for a wounded Jewish soldier. It's played for laughs as Mulcahy obviously isn't Jewish, but there's the implication that he learned enough Hebrew that he could accommodate Jewish soldiers.
6th Jan '18 6:57:22 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.

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'''Winchester:''' [putting ''[putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] shoulders]'' You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.



-->'''Charles:''' [dreamily] Autumn in New England...

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-->'''Charles:''' [dreamily] ''[dreamily]'' Autumn in New England...
6th Jan '18 6:55:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* In "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Radar, at Mulcahy's suggestion. Then Charles gives Mulcahy money for the orphans, telling him to "Buy them whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "Buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."

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* In the Season 7 ChristmasEpisode "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Radar, at Mulcahy's suggestion. Then Charles gives Mulcahy money for the orphans, telling him to "Buy them whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "Buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
26th Dec '17 3:28:49 PM ShorinBJ
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** The B plot of "Morale Victory". Charles operates on a soldier who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music, since the real gift was "in your head, and in your heart, and in your soul"; that he still had "the baton, the classroom, the pen. " The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.
--->'''Charles''': I have ''hands'', David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. All my life, I have wanted to play. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''.

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** The B plot of "Morale Victory". Charles operates on a soldier who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music, since the real gift was "in your head, and in your heart, and in your soul"; that he still had "the baton, the classroom, the pen. " music. The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.
--->'''Charles''': Don't you see? Your hand may be stilled, but your gift cannot be silenced if you refuse to let it be.\\
'''David''': Gift? You keep talking about this damn gift. I ''had'' a gift, and I exchanged it for some mortar fragments, remember?\\
'''Charles''': Wrong. Because the gift does not lie in your hands.
I have ''hands'', hands, David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. All More than anything in my life, I have wanted to play.play, but I do not have the gift. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''. You've performed Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Even if you never do so again, you've already known a joy that I will never know as long as I live. Because the true gift...is in your head...and in your heart and in your soul. Now, you can shut it off forever, or you can find new ways to share your gift with the world, through the baton, the classroom, the pen. As to these works...they're for you. Because you and the piano will always be as one.
23rd Dec '17 3:10:44 PM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Charles''': The thought that Charles Winchester the Third could be Charles Winchester ''the last'' ...
-->'''Potter''': Look, you've got a mild case, you're getting plenty of sack time, you've gotten a rump-full of gammaglobulin, chances are you'll grow old in a house full of little roman numerals.

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-->'''Charles''': The dread thought that Charles Winchester the Third could would all be Charles Winchester ''the last'' ...
-->'''Potter''': Look, you've got a mild case, infection, you're getting plenty of sack time, you've gotten a rump-full butt-full of gammaglobulin, chances gamma globulin. The odds are you'll grow old wind up in a house full of filled with little roman Roman numerals.
6th Dec '17 11:38:24 PM ShorinBJ
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->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\

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->'''Mulcahy:''' -->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
6th Dec '17 11:38:09 PM ShorinBJ
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--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that..

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--->'''Mulcahy:''' ->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that..that.
3rd Dec '17 1:25:04 AM ShorinBJ
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* In "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Mulcahy. Dona nobis pacem.
** It's even more heartwarming when you realize that it was actually Radar who sent out for the hat (though it was Mulcahy's idea that he do so) and made it seem like it was Mulcahy's doing, thus helping both the chaplain and the surgeon truly connect to the holiday season.

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* In "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Mulcahy. Dona nobis pacem.
** It's even more heartwarming when you realize that it was actually Radar who sent out for the hat (though it was
Radar, at Mulcahy's idea that suggestion. Then Charles gives Mulcahy money for the orphans, telling him to "Buy them whatever they need." Starting to leave, he do so) turns and made it seem like it was hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "Buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on
Mulcahy's doing, thus helping both shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the chaplain well of my despair, and the surgeon truly connect you raised me up to the holiday season.light of day. I thank you for that..



* "Potter's Retirement" has the colonel planning to hang it up after receiving the news that negative reports about his leadership are coming from inside the 4077th. The party in question turns out to be a corpsman acting as [[TheMole mole]] for a general who holds a grudge against the camp. After things have been sorted out we get a scene in Potter's office where Hawkeye, BJ, and Radar let him know how much his leadership is valued and beg him to stay, Hawkeye even [[FirstNameBasis addressing him as "Sherman"]].

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* "Potter's Retirement" has the colonel planning to hang it up after receiving the news that negative reports about his leadership are coming from inside the 4077th. The party in question turns out to be a corpsman acting as [[TheMole mole]] for a general who holds a grudge against the camp. After things have been sorted out out, we get a scene in Potter's office where Hawkeye, BJ, and Radar let him know how much his leadership is valued and beg him to stay, Hawkeye even [[FirstNameBasis addressing him as "Sherman"]].



** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it's a "useless gesture" to raise the children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.
** The B plot in "Run for the Money". A wounded Private is teased by the other men in his unit and his Sergeant for his stutter, and has been called a dummy for so long that he believes it. Major Winchester rips into the men who make fun of him and tells the Private that he's seen his IQ score and that he's very intelligent, but needs to believe in himself. He then recites a list of famous people who stuttered and sends the Private off with a copy of ''Literature/MobyDick'', saying that it's fit for a man of his intelligence. He then retires to his tent and listens to a recorded letter from his sister back home...who stutters.
** The B plot in "Death Takes a Holiday". Winchester earns the contempt of the rest of the camp by not donating to the Christmas charity drive... because, unbeknownst to them, he is instead following a family tradition of donating a large consignment of confectionery from an upmarket Boston supplier to a local orphanage. He is surprised in the act by the orphanage director, who invites him in to meet the orphans; Winchester declines, saying that the gift must be given [[AnonymousBenefactor anonymously]]. He later discovers at the camp Christmas party, to which the orphans are also invited, that the director immediately sold the chocolates on the black market. Charles confronts the director, believing that he pocketed the money, only to learn that the money was used to purchase enough rice and cabbage to feed the orphans for a month. He is immediately humbled by the revelation, and returns to the Swamp. Klinger overhears the conversation and follows Winchester to give him a plate of leftover food from the Christmas party... on condition that the gift must be given anonymously. They exchange a "Merry Christmas", addressing each other not as "Klinger" and "Major" but as [[FirstNameBasis "Max" and "Charles"]]. Charles' initial confrontation with the orphanage director also counts. Charles, who's usually pretty aloof, looks about two seconds from ripping the man's arm off and beating him with it -- and ''sounds'' about three seconds into the act.
** The B plot of "Sons and Bowlers". Hawkeye's father goes in for surgery Stateside, but his survival is not guaranteed. Winchester overhears Hawkeye trying to get through to the hospital where his father is being treated on the camp phone, and proceeds to spend the night keeping vigil with him until they can get word that the elder Dr. Pierce has made it through. As they discuss their relationships with their fathers (a discussion in which we learn that although Charles Winchester II wanted only the best for his son, he was nevertheless a typical emotionally-distant patriarch), Winchester calls Pierce fortunate in that while Charles has a ''father'', Hawkeye has a ''dad''.

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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it's a "useless gesture" to raise the children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?\\
'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.
** The B plot in "Run for the Money". A wounded Private private is teased by the other men in his unit and his Sergeant commanding officer for his stutter, and has been called a dummy for so long that he believes it. Major Winchester rips into the men who make fun of him and tells the Private private that he's seen his IQ score and that he's very intelligent, but needs to believe in himself. He then recites a list of famous people who stuttered and sends the Private off with a copy of ''Literature/MobyDick'', saying that it's fit for a man of his intelligence. He then retires to his tent and listens to a recorded letter from his sister back home...who stutters.
** The B plot in "Death Takes a Holiday". Winchester earns the contempt of the rest of the camp by not donating to the Christmas charity drive... because, unbeknownst to them, he is instead following a family tradition of donating a large consignment of confectionery from an upmarket Boston supplier to a local orphanage. He is surprised in the act by the orphanage director, who invites him in to meet the orphans; Winchester declines, saying that for it to be a true act of charity, the gift must be given [[AnonymousBenefactor anonymously]]. He later discovers at the camp Christmas party, to which the orphans are also invited, that the director immediately sold the chocolates on the black market. Charles confronts the director, believing that he pocketed the money, only to learn that the money was used to purchase enough rice and cabbage to feed the orphans for a month. He is immediately humbled by the revelation, and returns to the Swamp. Klinger overhears the conversation and follows Winchester to give him a plate of leftover food from the Christmas party... on condition that the gift must be given anonymously. They exchange a "Merry Christmas", addressing each other not as "Klinger" and "Major" but as [[FirstNameBasis "Max" and "Charles"]]. Charles' initial confrontation with the orphanage director also counts. Charles, who's usually pretty aloof, looks about two seconds from ripping the man's arm off and beating him with it -- and ''sounds'' about three seconds into the act.
** The B plot of "Sons and Bowlers". Hawkeye's father goes in for surgery Stateside, stateside, but his survival is not guaranteed. Winchester overhears Hawkeye trying to get through to the hospital where his father is being treated on the camp phone, and proceeds to spend the night keeping vigil with him until they can get word that the elder Dr. Pierce has made it through. As they discuss their relationships with their fathers (a discussion in which we learn that although Charles Winchester II wanted only the best for his son, he was nevertheless a typical emotionally-distant patriarch), Winchester calls Pierce fortunate in that while Charles has a ''father'', Hawkeye has a ''dad''.



** The B plot of "Morale Victory". Charles operates on a soldier who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music, since the real gift was "in your head, and in your heart, and in your soul"; that he still had "the baton, the classroom, the pen. I have ''hands'', David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. All my life I have wanted to play. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''." The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.

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** The B plot of "Morale Victory". Charles operates on a soldier who had been a pianist until he was wounded in the right hand. Charles, badly shaken by the soldier's despair at his aborted career, remembers that the composer Maurice Ravel created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU music which could be played with only one hand]], and urges the former pianist not to give up on music, since the real gift was "in your head, and in your heart, and in your soul"; that he still had "the baton, the classroom, the pen. " The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.
--->'''Charles''':
I have ''hands'', David, hands that can make a scalpel sing. All my life life, I have wanted to play. I can play the ''notes'', but I cannot make the ''music''." The scene ends with the music being played, one handed.



** When an infant is left on the Swamp's doorstep, her crying wakes the Swamprats, who are understandably confused and irritated. Charles is the most irritated of the three by far and storms out to find the source of the crying and have a stop put to it. His demeanor softens immediately when he steps out and finds the baby and he shushes and coos at her as he picks her up.

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** When an infant is left on the Swamp's doorstep, her crying wakes the Swamprats, who are understandably confused and irritated. Charles is the most irritated of the three by far and storms out to find the source of the crying and have a stop put to it. His demeanor softens immediately when he steps out and finds the baby and he shushes and coos at her as he picks her up. Later, he becomes violently enraged at a bureaucrat's blase attitude toward the child's fate.



** Also from "Abyssinia Henry": As Henry is heading to the chopper, having said his goodbyes, he notices Radar stading there, giving him a salute. He hesitates, then runs over to Radar, tells him he'd better be good, returns the salute, and then hugs him. Considering the fact that he had been trying to avoid getting mushy with Radar (Radar had essentially told Henry that he considered Henry his father, given the fact that his real father had died when Radar was an infant), it shows just how much Radar really meant to Henry.

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** Also from "Abyssinia Henry": As Henry is heading to the chopper, having said his goodbyes, he notices Radar stading standing there, giving him a salute. He hesitates, then runs over to Radar, tells him he'd better be good, returns the salute, and then hugs him. Considering the fact that he had been trying to avoid getting mushy with Radar (Radar had essentially told Henry that he considered Henry his father, given the fact that his real father had died when Radar was an infant), it shows just how much Radar really meant to Henry.



* In the "Bug Out" episode, the 4077th is forced to relocate in response to rumors of the encroaching Chinese advance. As part of that, they find an abandoned schoolhouse that they believe is perfect for setting up their army hospital... except that it's already occupied by several Chinese women who are using it as a brothel. After some heated back and forth between the Madam and Colonel Potter, the ladies take an intense interest in Klinger... 's rack of fall gowns. Klinger, for the good of the unit, forfeits the entire rack of gowns, and 'buys' the schoolhouse for them. As Potter commented, "Corporal Klinger, that's the finest act of bravery I've ever witnessed."

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* In the "Bug Out" episode, the 4077th is forced to relocate in response to rumors of the encroaching Chinese advance. As part of that, they find an abandoned schoolhouse that they believe is perfect for setting up their army hospital... except that it's already occupied by several Chinese women who are using it as a brothel. After some heated back and forth between the Madam madam and Colonel Potter, the ladies take an intense interest in Klinger... 's rack of fall gowns. Klinger, for the good of the unit, forfeits the entire rack of gowns, and 'buys' the schoolhouse for them. As Potter commented, "Corporal Klinger, that's the finest act of bravery I've ever witnessed."



* In "Fallen Idol", Hawkeye hands Radar his Purple Heart medal, and then gives him one of the very few genuine salutes the good Captain ever did.

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* In "Fallen Idol", Hawkeye hands Radar his Purple Heart medal, and then gives him one of the very few genuine salutes the good Captain captain ever did.



* The B Plot of the episode "Dear Mildred" focuses on Radar's attempts to help an injured horse - and hide the horse from Potter. In the end he decides to give the horse to Potter as an anniversary gift. Not only does this ensure that the horse will stay in camp and Radar will get to take care of it, but it also helps Radar to become more at ease around his new commanding officer.

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* The B Plot of the episode "Dear Mildred" focuses on Radar's attempts to help an injured horse - and hide the horse from Potter. In the end he decides to give the horse to Potter as an anniversary gift. Not only does this ensure that the horse will stay in camp and Radar will get to take care of it, but it also helps Radar to become more at ease around his new commanding officer. Potter is moved to tears.



* It's a bit twisted, but in "Rally Round the Flagg, Boys," a GI is disgruntled that Hawkeye took a wounded North Korean officer ahead of his friend. Throughout the episode, the GI is giving Hawkeye trouble, and a few jokes are made at Hawkeye's expense about how he's short-tempered. The GI finally confronts Hawkeye in his tent, who is reluctant to hurt him for a number of reasons. He's got Hawkeye backed into a corner, when an absolutely furious BJ bursts in and grabs the GI by the shirt. BJ is shaking the man and saying he ''should break his neck'' when Hawkeye grabs him to get him to cool off. Shows just how protective BJ can get of his friends.
** And the soldier in question's anger was all because he wanted to make sure his buddy would be okay. His rage is very misplaced and he takes itbway too far, but it's clear [[HeroOfAnotherStory those two have been through a lot.]]

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* It's a bit twisted, but in "Rally Round the Flagg, Boys," a GI is disgruntled that Hawkeye took a wounded North Korean officer ahead of his friend. Throughout the episode, the GI is giving Hawkeye trouble, and a few jokes are made at Hawkeye's expense about how he's short-tempered. The GI finally confronts Hawkeye in his tent, who is reluctant to hurt him for a number of reasons. He's got Hawkeye backed into a corner, attacking him with a cane, when an absolutely furious BJ bursts in and grabs the GI by the shirt. BJ is shaking the man and saying he ''should break his neck'' when Hawkeye grabs him to get him to cool off. Shows just how protective BJ can get of his friends.
** And the soldier in question's anger was all because he wanted to make sure his buddy would be okay. His rage is very misplaced and he takes itbway it way too far, but it's clear [[HeroOfAnotherStory those two have been through a lot.]]
2nd Dec '17 8:53:35 AM Mdumas43073
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* In "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Mulcahy. Dona nobis pacem. It's even more heartwarming when you realize that it was actually Radar who sent out for the hat (though it was Mulcahy's idea that he do so) and made it seem like it was Mulcahy's doing, thus helping both the chaplain and the surgeon truly connect to the holiday season.

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* In "Dear Sis", when Fr. Mulcahy feels that he's useless to the unit. At the end, Hawkeye and the rest of the 4077 let him know just how important he is to them, and sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Also in the same episode, the look on Major Winchester's face when he opens his Christmas present to see the tobogganing cap he wore as a child--a little piece of home thoughtfully sent for by Mulcahy. Dona nobis pacem.
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It's even more heartwarming when you realize that it was actually Radar who sent out for the hat (though it was Mulcahy's idea that he do so) and made it seem like it was Mulcahy's doing, thus helping both the chaplain and the surgeon truly connect to the holiday season.
9th Nov '17 3:18:07 AM ErikModi
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** And the soldier in question's anger was all because he wanted to make sure his buddy would be okay. His rage is very misplaced and he takes itbway too far, but it's clear [[HeroOfAnotherStory those two have been through a lot.]]
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