How did Walter Radar O'Reilly die in MASH 4077?
I do not believe that Radar died at all. If I am not mistaken, he survived the war and was in an episode or two of the ill-fated 'AfterMASH' spin-off with Potter, Klinger and Father Mulcahy.
Radar's uncle Ed died, leaving his mum alone to run the farm. This was grounds for a hardship discharge from the army. He was wounded once in the episode "fallen idol" season 6, and in other episodes, bitten by a dog for which he got rabies shots and had a tonsillectomy, all requiring him to be hospitalised at the 4077 - but he never died in the series.
In the episode Hot Lips is Back in Town Radar develops a crush on the new nurse Linda Nugent. She returns his feelings. And in part 1 of the episode Good Bye Radar, Radar connects with a nurse who sits with him on the same bench. She was formerly stationed at Tokyo General. Her name was Patty Haven.
The story of MASH 4077 was set down in a book MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker, who was a doctor of the first Korean MASH 8055 (later the 43rd Surgical Hospital). The Robert Altman movie and CBS television series were enhanced by further memories of other folks assigned to the 8055 and other Korean MASH units.
In the CBS television series, M*A*S*H (1972-83), Gary Burghoff played the role of "Radar" O'Reilly, the company clerk of MASH unit 4077. He got tired of the character and left the show during a 2-part farewell episode, "Good-Bye, Radar" at the beginning of Season 8. Radar's uncle had died and he was given a hardship discharge so that he could go home to take care of his mother and farm.
The philosophy behind MASH 4077 ("Best care anywhere"), as it was with all Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals, was to situate MASHes as close to the battlefront lines as possible. The rationale was to minimize the travel time between the battle site and surgical treatment and hence improve the chances of survival for the wounded.
How did MASH units get their names What does the number stand for For example the 4077 or 8063 mash Is that how many units there were is it a coordinate or does it stand for something else entirely?
No. The 4077 was a fictional outfit in the novel MASH by Richard Hooker. His real Name was H. Richard Hornberger,M.D., and he was, in fact, a surgeon during the Korean War. He worked at a REAL MASH Unit: the 8055th, and his books are based upon his experiences as a surgeon there. In fact, many of the plot lines from the show are taken directly from Hooker's experience. There were, also, many army surgeons…
No. It was based on the MASH unit 8055. Answer 1 There were seven MASH units in the Korean War: 8054th Evacuation Hospital 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (this was the unit the author of MASH was assigned to) 8063rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (this unit was mentioned frequently on the TV show MASH) 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 8209th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 8225th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 8228th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital Answer…