|Private Thomas Anthony McKegney|
Brett Cullen as Private McKegney
|Rank:||E-2/PVT, U.S. Army Infantry|
|Job/Role in Unit:||W|
|Home:||Same as birthplace|
|Birthplace:||Livingston, Texas, U.s.|
|First appeared in:||"Blood and Guts"' in Season 10|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Brett Cullen|
PVT Thomas Anthony McKegney, a wounded soldier, appears in the Season 10 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Blood and Guts". the part of Kibbee is played in the episode by actor Brett Cullen.
About Private McKegneyEdit
Private McKegney arrives at the 4077th Triage as one of the wounded: well, actually, he was injured when riding his motorbike over a secured area where he was patrolling, when his bike hit a rock, and flipped over. After being seen by Captain Hunnicutt, it turns out he will need a transfusion, making him the first case of famous war corresepondent Clayton Kibbee, who is visiting the 4077th on part of his fact-finding mission for another story he could use, which he likely witl try to enliven with a little fiction, as he does all of his articles.
He talks to Thomas afterwards, and is disappointed when he hears his story--its not an exciting tale of courage; rather, he fell off his motorcycle while on a highly secure road. Hawkeye remarks that the only place for the story "is in Popular Pratfalls." Out of appreciation for the work that B.J. Hunnicutt, who operated on him, did, McKegney gives him his motorbike.
When Kibbie, who, like B.J., is an aficianado of motorbikes, borrows B.J.'s new bike, and then crashes it while riding across the compound, they, being Hawkeye and B.J. discover him only a few miles away, hung over and wounded, having crashed the bike and fallen on a glass bottle of booze, leaving him with shards of glass in his butt and bleeding profusely., it's up to B.J. and Hawkeye to do damage contorl as B.J. tends to one patient, the bike, and Hawkeye, to tend to the other, Kibbee, as he gives him a mouthful about his frequent tendency to aggrandize his war stories.