MASH is one of the reasons I became a nurse! LOL! Having been an active duty Air Force nurse and still a military spouse, I see every day what our military families go through--separations, reunions, long-hours, etc. Civilian families go through the same things; but perhaps at a less frequent pace and usually without gunfire and bombs.
I am very proud having been part of the US military and being a military spouse. I am currently living overseas and have had the chance to visit Normandy, go to the US cemeteries and walk along Utah and Omaha Beaches-very sobering. It is a pity that humans haven't been able to learn a darn thing from history and seem doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.