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2009-03-03 13:39:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Long before "Johnny" took "Baby" out of the corner in "Dirty Dancing" and "Opie" and "Richie Cunningham" added director extraordinaire to his resume, Patrick Swayze and Ron Howard both paid guest visits to "M*A*S*H's" 4077th. On Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 from 8pm-4am ET/PT, catch both of these stars - along with a medley of your other favorite film and television icons - on TV Land when the network becomes a virtual celebrity central...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--Michael DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what later became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday. He was 99. Dr. DeBakey died at The Methodist Hospital in Houston of natural causes, according to a statement issued early Saturday by the hospital and Baylor. "His legacy is holding the fragile...

2006-02-16 22:38:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:55:34

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:54:36

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 08:40:00

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- The U.S. Army bade "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" to perhaps its best-loved institution on Thursday when it decommissioned its last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and handed it over to Pakistan. A legendary institution that gained worldwide fame through a long-running television comedy series and a hit 1970 feature film portraying a fictional 4077th MASH, has a history dating back more than 60 years to the end of World War Two. The field...

2006-02-16 07:19:59

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The U.S. Army bade "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" to perhaps its best-loved institution on Thursday when it decommissioned its last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and handed it over to Pakistan. A legendary institution that gained worldwide fame through a long-running television comedy series and a hit 1970 feature film portraying a fictional 4077th MASH, has a history dating back more than 60 years to the end of World War...

2005-10-25 04:03:10

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The U.S. military started setting up a mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) on the outskirts of the quake-devastated capital of Pakistani Kashmir on Tuesday and treated its first patients. Soldiers began putting up a network of sturdy tents on open ground just to the south of Muzaffarabad to house two 12-bed intensive care and surgical units. "We're going to be able to perform surgery by this evening," said Lieutenant Kevin Stephens of the...


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