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MASH

Ten years ago today, the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital was decommissioned

 

The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) refers to a United States Army medical unit serving as a fully functional hospital in a combat area of operations. The units were first established in August 1945, and were deployed during the Korean War and later conflicts. (Wikipedia)

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

 

Mission to quake-ravaged Kashmir is farewell for MASH

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — The last of the U.S. military’s legendary MASH units is completing its final assignment here in the quake-stricken Himalayas — 3,000 miles from the frozen Korean countryside where Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John mixed martinis, plotted practical jokes and pursued shapely nurses. (USA Today)

 

NPR had the story:

 

 



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