Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: To Erin Hunnicutt, I leave a list of all the young men your daddy took care of while he was in Korea. Many of them have him to thank for being alive today. I want you to understand why he had to be away from you those first years of your life. I hope I have the chance to give you this list in person, but around here you never know.
Col. Sherman T. Potter: [BJ shouts for joy] Watch the racket, Hunnicutt. This hospital is in a hospital zone
Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: Hawkeye Pierce is alive and well and living at battalion aid.
Col. Sherman T. Potter: How do you know that?
Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: His fingerprints are all over this guy.
Cpl.: What are you talking about?
Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: Who else but Hawkeye sews vertical mattress stitches with white cotton sutures?