From June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, the Korean War was a battle in between South Korea, supported by complimentary countries and also the United Nations; and the Communist North Korea as well as China, with air support from the Soviet Union. To often tend to the wounded, the federal government sent out the Mobile Army Surgical Health center to the front lines to registered nurse the soldiers. In the camp called the 4077th, Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce witnesses this ferocious battle take place while attempting to keep the mood light with wisecracking and also practical jokes. He fulfills several illustrious people, such as the nearly psychic company staff Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, the short-fused Head Registered nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, Maxwell Q. Klinger, who will do anything to be sent house, strict Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, the neurotic Major Frank Burns (Hawkeye's as well as Trapper's flatmate), affable Daddy Francis Mulcahy, plenty of other physicians and also registered nurses, and Hawkeye's best friend, fellow fun-loving prankster Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre. During the battle, Hawkeye sees many changes take place around him: Trapper, Frank, and Radar are sent residence, Klinger takes control of as firm clerk, B.J. Hunnicutt becomes Hawkeye's new buddy as well as plays around with him instead, conceited however educated Charles Emerson Winchester III becomes Hawkeye's and B.J.'s new roomie, and Blake's airplane is shot down over the Sea of Japan, spinning in and killing him. He is replaced by Colonel Sherman Potter, a knowledgeable man who ends up being a father number, albeit a stringent one, to the group. Countless physicians as well as nurses appear throughout, and you can constantly depend on the insane Colonel Samuel Flagg to try to screw everything up.