M*A*S*H – What even die hard fans don’t know!
Too Many Purple Hearts
War is a dangerous time. Many people do not get to come back home because they are killed or even taken hostage. The lucky and blessed ones make it home with no physical harm done to them; however, they sometimes suffer mental distress. If you are injured in the military and make it out alive, you are awarded a Purple Heart. The rules are that you only get one.
In the show, however, many characters are given more than one Purple Heart. If you are injured more than once you get an oak leaf cluster, not more Purple Hearts. The show could have paid more attention to this pretty important detail.
All in All
The longevity of the show proves that it was a great one. If you are flipping through your TV guide you will often see many re-runs of it. There is a reason that it broke records for the series finale.
This show is in a league of its own.Now you are a certified master of M*A*S*H. If anyone ever asks you a question about it, you can easily refer back to this article and confidently answer anything they have to ask. This show might continue to live on for generations. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.