Last Army MASH Unit Donated to Pakistan

The last of the U.S. Army's mobile army surgical hospitals — better known as MASH — will be donated to Pakistan Thursday. It was set up there to care for survivors of Pakistan's massive earthquake. TV's wisecracking Hawkeye, — along with Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan and a host of irreverent medics — made the MASH units famous, and endearing. The Army has now replaced them with small surgical hospitals much closer to battlefields.

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The last of the U.S. Army's mobile army surgical hospitals, better known as MASH, will be donated to Pakistan tomorrow. The MASH was set up there to care for survivors of Pakistan's massive earthquake. TV's wisecracking Hawkeye, along with Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, and a host of irreverent medics, made the MASH units famous and endearing. The Army has now replaced them with small surgical hospitals closer to battlefield. This is Morning Edition.

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