Master Sergeant Woodruff
MSG Woodruff
MSG Woodruff, played by Sandy Kenyon. Note the I Corps insignia on his sleeve.
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: Master Sergeant (E-8), U.S. Army
Job/Role in Unit: Sergeant in charge of assigning promotions at I-Corps
Hair Color: Brown, Graying
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: ????
Birthplace: ????
Nationality/Race: American/Caucasian
Spouse(s): Not mentioned
Relatives/Children: ????
First appeared in: "Lt. Radar O'Reilly" (Season 5)
Last appeared in: N/A, one time appearance
Appeared on/or in: M*A*S*H
Played by: Sandy Kenyon in guest appearance

Master Sergeant Woodruff was a character who appeared in the Season 5 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, in the episode "Lt. Radar O'Reilly" . The part of MSG Woodruff was played by character actor Sandy Kenyon.

About Woodruff and Radar's promotionEdit

The gang ends a late night poker game when midnight strikes, with Radar winning the last pot. Hawkeye and B.J. are upset when they remember that Woodruff, who was playing with them, owes them both money and doesn't have the money to pay up.

Woodruff, who works in the I Corps "mimeograph setup", the office that issues promotions, offers up a promotion to either of the doctors instead of the money he owes them. Neither one of them wants to be a Major, but B.J. suggests "Lt. Radar O'Reilly."

When Col. Potter, although he was still delighted that the Army recognized Radar's work by promoting him to an officer, still questions the promotion; when he curiously contacts I-Corps, Woodruff answers, and makes up an explanation, while acting as if he was thumbing through promotion files for Radar's file, answering "Ahh...the O'Reilly promotion..for signaling and blowing beyond the call of duty!"

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