Sometimes You Hear The Bullet
Original air date

28 January 1973


Hawkeye's childhood buddy drops by, and reveals that he is writing a book about his experiences in the infantry - experiences that may hit a little too close to home.



Frank accidentally throws his back out and lands in traction, then applies for the Purple Heart. He reasons that he was technically wounded at a front line unit. Hawkeye's old friend Tommy Gillis is writing a book about the war and pays him a visit. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Private Wendell Peterson is in the hospital to have his inflamed appendix removed and is anxious to see combat so that he can impress his girlfriend back home.

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Movie MistakesEdit


As Frank receives his purple heart, Henry calls him 'Franklin D. Burns' All other references to his full name in the series give his middle name as 'Marion'. Most likely a slip of the tongue reference to FDR. Submitted by jle


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