A wounded soldier who has been laying in stagnant water is brought into the Mash O/R. The smell is noticed by Hawkeye and seems to strike a personal chord. Afterwards he starts sneezing uncontrollably day and night. When Sydney Freeman is called, they both discover an intense memory from Hawkeye's past about a childhood accident that he has creatively "re-written' to hide an ugly truth. Written by
Here we are in the middle of all this shooting, and I get laid up because of something that happened to me when I was seven.
Maj. Sidney Freedman:
Oh sure, it's the little battlefields, a pond, the bedrooms, the school yard, that leave the biggest scars.
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