M*A*S*H Home Towns

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M*A*S*H Home Towns

Post by JWilliamCupp » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:58 pm

Does anyone know of a complete listing of the home towns of the personnel assigned to the 4077th? Here is a list i have put together:

Hawkeye Pierce Crabapple Cove, Maine
Trapper John McIntyre
BJ Honicutt Mill Valley, California
Lt. Col. Henry Blake Bloomington, Illinois
Col. Sherm Potter Hannibal, Missouri
Radar O'Reilly Ottumwa, Iowa
Max Q. Klinger Toledo, Ohio
Maj Margaret Houlihan Ft. Dix, New Jersey
Maj. Frank Burns Fort Wayne, Indiana
Charles Winchester Boston, Massachusetts
Fr. Patrick Mulcahy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nurse Kellye Nakahara Honolulu, Hawaii
Sgt. Elmo Zale Brooklyn, New York
Sgt. Luther Rizzo Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pvt. Igor Stravinski
Maj Sydney Freeman
Capt Jonathan S Tuttle Battle Creek Michigan

Anyone who can contribute those which are missing, please do so. If there's a list already around somewhere, please let me know. Note that I'm not trying to get every town mentioned by every patient who passes through, just the regularly assigned members of M*A*S*H 4077.

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Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:54 pm

Trapper is supposedly from Boston as well. I think it may have been noted in either the novel and/or movie, but the only time Trapper ever mentioned Boston on the show was when he said it's where he interned.

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Post by RJ » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:19 pm

I think you've covered just about everyone. Don't some of the nurses or enlisted men talk about going home during the final dinner in "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"? I can't recall off the top of my head.

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Post by JWilliamCupp » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:35 pm

Yes, I think one or two mention returning to their hometowns in "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen." However, this is all I've been able to put together. If anyone can add to the list, please do!
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Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:38 am

I forgot, yeah, I think Bigelow mentions Chicago a couple of times in the series, so. . . .

Lt. Peggy Bigelow - Chicago, Illinois

And I do believe that Nurse Able (the one played by Mike Farrell's then-wife, Judy) mentioned being from Oklahoma.

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Post by BeccaLeo1972 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:11 pm

I believe it was Lt. Sarah Bigelow. One of the nurses called her Sarah but don't recall the episode.

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Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:22 am

In "I Love and War," she introduces herself as Peggy.

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Post by BeccaLeo1972 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks Big Daddy O'Reilly. It must've been another nurse i heard being called Sarah. Peggy would've been short for Margaret or Marjorie.

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Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:41 pm

Sarah is a really significant name for me, so I would remember if I ever heard it uttered on M*A*S*H . . . and I don't.

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Post by Goldman » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:21 pm

In the episode "Hot Lips Is Back In Town", doesn't Lt. Nugent (the object of Radar's obsession) mention she is from Beaver Falls, PA, and either Bigelow or Baker says that she's from Harrisburg, PA? Or do I have all of that backwards?

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Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:39 pm

Actually, you're right, I had forgotten about that: Nugent was from Harrisburg, Bigelow said she was from Beaver Falls, which contradicts a previous episode ("Images," I think) where she says she's from Chicago. Well, I suppose we can't really go by that, because she said she worked in Chicago, she didn't necessarily say she was from Chicago. Same with Trapper - at least on the series, he mentions he interned in Boston, but never actually said he was from Boston; same with Mulcahy - he said he studied in a seminary in Philadelphia, but never actually said that's where he was from.

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