Wednesday, October 5, 2022


In honor of Memorial Day: Heartwarming old TV clip will bring tears to your eyes

Many of you probably remember the TV show M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital). The beloved show aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983.

In honor of Memorial Day, we thought we’d share this heartwarming clip from the old TV show with you. In it, Harry Morgan, “Colonel Sherman T. Potter,” toasts to his old war buddies who have since passed. His words will bring tears to your eyes.

This Memorial Day weekend, we think of those who have fallen during their service to our beautiful country. We are forever grateful to those courageous men and women.

Now watch the 4.5-minute clip, but make sure you have some tissues nearby. Perhaps a glass of whatever it is you drink is necessary, too, so you can toast to your old buddies with fond memories right alongside Colonel Potter.



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Mark DeLaVega
4 months ago

I’ve seen this episode multiple times and it brings tears every single time…

Brian Doc Burry
4 months ago

I salute my fallen Soldiers I served with in the Mekong Delta Jungle of South Vietnam. A solemn memory, I will remember vividly until I die. We had a 2 day battle, July 3rd thru July 4th 1969, in the Plain of Reeds, on a recon mission on Viet Cong Company. Instead, the 20 of us ran into a North Vietnam Regular Uniformed Battalion of approx 500! We were ambushed in most vicious battle in our war time. I was a Special Forces Combat Medic attached to this 9th Infantry Unit, Delta Company of the 2nd/60th Infantry. Several soldiers were wounded & we were both fighting the enemy and working to rescue our casualties. I saved several, but were 5 killed total. During the battle, we medivac’d (brave helicopter pilots & crews!) out, and continued to battle, as support units began to arrive. In the end, over 300 of the NVA were killed, the rest fled. I thank God for those I saved, yet I always regret the soldiers I could not save, War is hell, we are blessed to honor those we lost!🙏�

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago

We salute you, Brian, and other veterans, and thank you for your service. And we remember and honor (today and every day), and will be forever grateful to those who gave their all protecting our great country and our freedoms. Thank you, all. 🙂 –Diane

J Martin
4 months ago

WELL DONE! You made me think of my times of conflict. Many of my shipmates died during the COLD WAR. The ones that did a job and never got the parade. They were hero’s also. Thousands of hours spent in crazy dangerous airspace or underwater within country limits , preventing the next war. We live with the worst injuries….every night.

To my brothers and sisters nobody noticed. I remember you on this day.

4 months ago

To my family, all whom served our country. I miss them intensely.

My father, Gene who survived the sinking of his carrier the U.S.S. Block Island on May 29th 1944 as they sailed north in support of the Normandy D-Day Landing. He suffered the rest of his life due to injuries incurred from that sinking. Many years later my daughter was born on the same day. My father would tell her that they both had something to celebrate, her birthday and his survival.

My brother who served in the ONI and retired with the rank of E-9. Due to his exposure at various highly sensitive events including Vietnam during his service, he is now in the National Cemetery.

My brother-in-law, who served three tours in Vietnam providing Medical Aid as an anesthesiologist. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and as a result of repeated agent orange exposures, he succumbed and is in the national cemetery. My sister is with him due to a broken heart.

Larry Foster LCDR MC USNR
4 months ago

To the 58428 names inscribed on the Viet Nam Memorial Wall we drink to you this year and every year.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago

Hear, hear! Thank you for your service, LCDR Foster. My son, now living next door to me, is (and always will be) a Marine. He was in the second tank to go into Iraq. I almost-constantly watched Martin Savidge, CNN, who was embedded with his unit. I saw my son in the background behind Savidge one day. I’m pretty sure he was the only 6’8″ tall person in the whole country, so he was easy to spot! Thank you, again. Take care. 😀 –Diane (very proud Marine mom)

4 months ago

To my dad and father-in-law (WWII), and Great father-in-law (WWI), and to too many friends.

Gregory Brott
4 months ago

Beautiful, well done and touching!!!

4 months ago

Thank you for remembering what Memorial day is really all about! Also thank you to the commenters noted below. Show additional respect by lowering Old Glory to half staff from sunrise to 1200 noon on Monday 30 May 2022; and attend a remembrance service.

suzanne Ferris
4 months ago

To my Uncle Stu who served as a marine in the Pacific theater; he never told war stories but was everything masculine to this little girl buried inside a seventy year old body. I am grateful for his sacrifices which included suffering from PTSD before it was a diagnosis and still being functional as a provider. We don’t need more guns- we need more heroes who have served.

Brenda Grady
4 months ago

Yep….tears are flowing now and will be flowing harder on Monday when I visit the local cemetery to place flowers on my childhood friend’s grave. He “gave it all” after being being sent to VietNam in 1966.
(PS I wish we still had the quality of actors and tv programs like M.A.S.H.)

Neal Davis
4 months ago

Well, you were right; tears were flowing by the conclusion of the clip. Thank you!

Mike Osborn
4 months ago

Thank you for this; it means a lot. I’ve got 70+ year old buddies of 45+ years, and I feel the same way. M.

captain gort
4 months ago

To my Dad, who would have been 103 now. He was on Battleship Row on 12/7/1941, Ford Island, Medical Dispensary, Building 76….just about 200′ from the battleship USS California.
A Pharmacist’s can imagine how his day was spent. He received a Purple Heart
and personally signed letters from Admiral Nimitz and Sec of Navy James Forrestal which I still have. Dad survived and spent the next several years in the south Pacific on a wooden subchaser. My toast is to YOU, Dad….and countless others like you.

4 months ago

My Dad, a 99 yr old WWII vet (and former POW in nazi Germany) talks about and pays tribute to his comrades and those that fell on a regular basis. He attributes his age and survival to the real heroes and a stroke of luck.
They are all heroes…the greatest generation..

4 months ago

Well said then and now

Bob p
4 months ago

To many people don’t even know what Memorial Day is for, most people who have never served, nor lost a loved one in combat it’s just another day off with pay to have a barbecue. To a lot of RVers it means the first long weekend of summer. Please take a moment of silence in remembrance of those brave Americans who are no longer with us who made the ultimate sacrifice. As the lyrics in the song say, “All gave some, Some Gave All!” Thank you.

4 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

I stand happy to correct those who wish me a “Happy Memorial Day”. Memorial Day is to remember as was said above, “All gave some, Some Gave All! Memorial Day is to remember those who served to protect our Country and our freedom.

BILLY Bob Thronton
4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Yes, do correct them sir, for if we do not pass on, we do a great injustice to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Yes I agree with both of you Bob and Kevin Very Sad and thankful on what they gave and their families have sacrifice but at the same time happy for what they have given us the Freedom, Thank You and God Bless