Friday, August 08, 2008
Sleep Tight Radar... (M*A*S*H)
I was pleased to find this photo of Radar (Walter) O'Reilly sleeping with this Teddy Bear on the TV series M*A*S*H. Radar grew from a shy boy to a confident man during his stay in Korea, and his Teddy Bear was a constant source of comfort to him...something from home to make this dangerous place seem less frightening. Many young men in many wars took their cherished childhood friends with them into battle as lucky mascots, or so they said. But the real feelings between a boy and his bear can't be explained that easily.