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Mister Kwang
Soon-Tek Oh as Mr. Kwang
Mr. Kwang as played by Soon-Tek Oh
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: ????, ROK Army Draftee
Job/Role in Unit: Anasthesiologist whose wife is pregnant and is granted a three day pass to see her
Home: Same as birthplace
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: ????
Birthplace: small village near Wijambu, Korea
Nationality/Race: Korean/Asian
Spouse(s): Mrs. Kwang
Relatives/Children: : Radar Benjamin Franklin Trapper John Henry Kwang (son, newborn)
Appearances
First appeared in: "Love and Marriage (TV series episode)" (M*A*S*H, Season 3)
Last appeared in: N/A, one-time appearance
Appeared on/or in: M*A*S*H / AfterMASH
Played by: soon-Tek Oh

Mister Kwang, a South Korean Army anasthesiologist, appears in the Season 3 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Love and Marriage". The part of Kwang is played in the episode by Soon-Tek Oh.

About Mr. Kwang Edit

At the beginning of the episode "Love and Marriage" Frank knocks an instrument out of the orderly Mr. Kwang’s hand and then yells at him for being clumsy. Later, in the scrub room, Trapper and Hawkeye stick up for Kwang, a Koren Army enlisted medic who's the anathesiologist in O.R. for the 4077th.

Later, from an invite from Trapper and Hawkeye, Kwang follows them to the Swamp for martinis, as he tells them how he was shanghaied into the ROK army, picked up medical skills at the 121st evacuation hospital, and was pleased to be transferred to the 4077th. He then laments he has not seen his wife since his “drafting”, so Hawkeye and Trapper tell him they’ll arrange a 3-day pass for him.

The Captains are conducting the premarital physicals for the G.I.s and their Korean fiances; Radar uses his conniving ways to get Henry to sign the 3-day pass for Kwang. Later, while the surgeons are playing poker with Henry, Frank enters and says Kwang had a “forged” pass, ran off when Frank removed him from a Seoul-bound truck, as he fired a warning shot to make Kwang come back.

Hawkeye and Trapper both present Kwang’s case to Henry, showing him the pass he signed. Though Henry does not remember signing it, he will get the desertion charges dropped, but will not allow Kwang a pass. Kwang’s wife is about to have their first child, so Hawkeye, Radar and a driver take a long journey by bus to bring her to the 4077th.

Enroute to the 4077th, just minutes away from the destination, Mrs. Kwang goes into labor, causing Radar to become a complete wreck! Hawkeye delivers the baby as they all return safely to camp, as Radar passes out and has to be carried off the bus on a stretcher! Kwang decides to name the baby after all those who helped him: Radar Benjamin Franklin Trapper John Henry Kwang!

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