Sometimes You Hear the Bullet

"Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" is episode #17 of the first season of the TV series M*A*S*H, originally airing on January 28, 1973.wikipedia
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James Callahan (actor)

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Hawkeye's old friend Tommy Gillis (James T. Callahan) appears at the 4077th.
Callahan played a doomed soldier/journalist in the M*A*S*H episode Sometimes You Hear the Bullet.

Ron Howard

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While operating on a Marine with appendicitis (played by Ron Howard, best known for The Andy Griffith Show and later Happy Days), the doctors remark on how young he looks.
in 1965; on I Spy, in the episode "Little Boy Lost", in 1966; as Henry Fonda's son in an ABC series, The Smith Family, in 1968 as Jodah, in "Land of the Giants", in 1969 as a boy whose father was shot on the TV show "Daniel Boone", in 1971–72; and as an underage Marine on M*A*S*H in the episode "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet", in 1973.

List of M*A*S*H characters

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Hawkeye's old friend Tommy Gillis (James T. Callahan) appears at the 4077th.
In the episode "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet", Hawkeye says that he shares a tent with three other doctors.

M*A*S*H (TV series)

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"Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" is episode #17 of the first season of the TV series M*A*S*H, originally airing on January 28, 1973.

Writers Guild of America Award

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Writer Carl Kleinschmitt was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for this episode.

Purple Heart

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While recuperating in Post-Op, he puts himself in for the Purple Heart.

Appendicitis

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While operating on a Marine with appendicitis (played by Ron Howard, best known for The Andy Griffith Show and later Happy Days), the doctors remark on how young he looks.

The Andy Griffith Show

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While operating on a Marine with appendicitis (played by Ron Howard, best known for The Andy Griffith Show and later Happy Days), the doctors remark on how young he looks.

Happy Days

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While operating on a Marine with appendicitis (played by Ron Howard, best known for The Andy Griffith Show and later Happy Days), the doctors remark on how young he looks.

Anti-war movement

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This episode contains the strongest antiwar message in the first season of M*A*S*H.

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda cited "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" as an example of the sort of television he wanted to do, mixing dark and light, and Larry Linville called it the finest example of what the show could accomplish.

Larry Linville

Alan Alda cited "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" as an example of the sort of television he wanted to do, mixing dark and light, and Larry Linville called it the finest example of what the show could accomplish.

Arrowsmith (novel)

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Hawkeye keeps his dirty book on his bookshelf hidden behind a copy of Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis's novel about a medical researcher.

Sinclair Lewis

Hawkeye keeps his dirty book on his bookshelf hidden behind a copy of Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis's novel about a medical researcher.

The Longjohn Flap

In this episode, as well as the earlier "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet", a more fully developed character for Henry emerges—he is not as buffoonish as in earlier episodes, as when he explains the intricacies of military bureaucracy to Radar.

1930 in Michigan

October 4 - James Callahan, film and television actor from 1959 to 2006 (Charles in Charge and M*A*S*H: Sometimes You Hear the Bullet), in Grand Rapids