B.J. and Hawkeye try to get a hardship discharge for an immigrant Marine whose Mom is being deported before he can get home. Winchester becomes C.O. for a few days, using his new position ...
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B.J. and Hawkeye try to get a hardship discharge for an immigrant Marine whose Mom is being deported before he can get home. Winchester becomes C.O. for a few days, using his new position to get himself silk sheets and other "basic necessities of life". Written by
Klinger refers to Winchester as "Major Domo." This is a reference to a "majordomo," a longstanding title, especially in Europe. The majordomo is responsible for the management of a household or business. See more »
When Potter puts Charles in command, he states that he is appointing Charles "Top Kick Pro Tem." Top kick is an informal term for a first sergeant. See more »
Colonel Potter goes off to spend some time with some old chums and puts Winchester in charge of the camp. In the early days, Frank Burns would become a military tyrant, but Winchester uses his position to feather his bed with luxuries and enlists Klinger to be his personal aide (or perhaps, slave). While this is going on, a young soldier of Dutch origin has a problem involving the deportation of his mother. Hawkeye gets into it when he attacks the Marines for being utterly inflexible in a personal manner, even though this boy has two purple hearts and two other citations for heroism. He writes a letter to Stars and Stripes and is immediately assaulted by a Marine Commander. The rest of the episode has to do with his freedom to do this. One issue I would wonder about is whether in a time of war, reprisals couldn't happen for the young Marine. Even with Pierce putting his name on these things, it could get back that this is a disgruntled soldier, despite his record. Just a thought.
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