Lyle Wesson reovering in O.R. after Hawkeye successfully operated on him in "Springtime" in Season 2 of M*A*S*H.
|Rank||Lance Corporal (E-3)|
|Job/Role in unit:||wounded Marine who gets treated by Hawkeye at the 4077th, then gratefully acts as a personal valet to him, even "skewering" oook Igor in the camp mess, so that Hawk could be served quickly|
|Home||probably Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|First appeared in:||"Springtime"|
|Last appeared in:||N/A - one time guest appearance|
| Series/Film |
|Played by:||Alex Karras|
LCpl. Lyle Wesson, USMC is a character who appears in the Season 3 episode of the M*A*S*H TV series titled "Springtime". The part of Lyle is played by actor and former NFL defensive lineman Alex Karras.
When a silent, shellshocked soldier who wandered in without dog tags and clutching a cat protectively grabs Hawkeye, who tried to talk to him, in a headlock the burly Marine Lyle, who was operated on by Hawkeye, is easily able to uncluch Hawkeye by overpowering the soldier's grip. Wesson, about 6′ 2″ and 260 pounds, pledges his gratitude to Hawkeye for saving his life, and takes to following him around camp like a personal valet. Hawkeye and Trapper arrive at a packed mess tent for lunch, causing the hulking Wesson to “suggest” Goldman and Troy give up their seats and to “order” two trays of food from Igor for the captains to eat.