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MASH Setting & Symbolism

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The 4077th

The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital where most of the book's events take place.

The Swamp

The tent that houses Hawkeye, Duke and Trapper.

South Korea

The location of American forces during the Korean War and the country where most of the book's events take place.

The United States

The country of origin of all of the major MASH characters.

Crabapple Cove, Maine

Hawkeye's fictional hometown.

Forrest, Georgia

Duke's fictional hometown.

Seoul, South Korea

The major city closest to the 4077th and the capital of South Korea. General Hammond is based there along with a variety of other US military facilities.

Tokyo, Japan

The capital of Japan and a place where the medical officers often take R&R.

The Mess Hall

The cafeteria in the 4077th.

Surgery

MASH's main characters often spent marathon sessions in surgery when casualties come through.

Meatball Surgery

Surgery done on the fly...

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