Synopsis by Hal Erickson
James Gregory, of Barney Miller fame, guest stars as celebrated American General "Iron Guts" Kelly. During his visit to the 4077th, Kelly abruptly dies in action -- said "action" being conducted in the bed of Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan (Loretta Swit). Hoping to head off an embarrassing public-relations boondoggle, Kelly's aide, Col. Wortman (Keene Curtis), conspires with Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and Trapper (Wayne Rogers) to fabricate a more "heroic" demise for the hapless general. "Iron Guts Kelly" first aired on October 1, 1974.