|Captain Maurice Allen|
US Army journalist Capt. Allen (William Bogert), is befuddled as to why Hawkeye, who built a "monument" to all the personnel and wounded who passed through the 4077th, only to blow it up using dynamite in the Season 10 M*A*S*H episode "Depressing News".
|Rank:||Captain (O-3), U.S. Army, DoD Public Affairs|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Military Journalist|
|Hair Color:||Black, greying|
|Spouse(s):||Name not mentioned|
|First appeared in:||"Depressing News" (Season 9)|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H TV series|
|Played by:||William Bogert|
Captain Maurice Allen, a military journalist, appears in the Season 9 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Depressing News". The part of Capt. Allen is played by William Bogert, who also appears as Roger Prescott in the Season 8 episode titled "Yessir, That's Our Baby".
About Capt. AllenEdit
When Hawkeye, on a whim, reminiscing about the wounded soldiers who had passed throught the 4077th, and others, such as Colonel Blake and Trapper John, decides to build a memorial to all of the people who have passed through the 4077th after the camp gets an erroneous surplus of tounge depressers he ordered (the 4077th received 500,000 instead of 5,000!), Klinger, under the thrall of his new scheme of running a 4077th newspaper, tells Wikiedia:Stars & Stripes|Stars & Stripes]] about Hawkeye's tower. Capt. Allen, on behalf of the newspaper, arrives with a photographer, and he tells Hawkeye his sculpture should be taken on tour, thinking it will be "great for recruitment."
Hawkeye is horrified--recruitment? Turns out that Allen is from the Army, not Stars & Stripes, and he's looking at Hawkeye's tower as a propaganda tool. He asks to take a picture of it with Hawkeye alongside, but he stalls them and asks them to come back in a few minutes.
Later in the afternoon, Hawkeye tells them the tower's ready. We see that the tower now has an explosive called Primacord (taken from a patient who was sent home) wrapped around it, and he has Klinger blow it up just as the picture is snapped!
Capt. Allen is completely flabbergasted, asking as to why Hawkeye would blow up the thing he spent two days building. Hawkeye puts his arm around him: "Senseless destruction, that's what its all about. Get the picture?"