Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In his latest letter to his father, Hawkeye (Alan Alda) relates a number of memorable events from the recent past of the 4077th. For example, there was the time that the doctors removed a grenade from the body of a soldier; then there was that bigoted GI who refused a blood transfusion from anyone of another race -- a refusal that became a moot point after Hawkeye and Trapper (Wayne Rogers) performed a little cosmetic surgery; and then there was yet another hilariously pointless staff meeting. The letter closes with a poignant account of the home movies received in the mail by Col. Blake (McLean Stevenson). "Dear Dad...Three" first aired on November 10, 1973.