|Sgt. Jerry Nielsen|
Sgt. Nielsen, played by Kevin Geer, loses his memory in the episode "The Billfold Syndrome" in Season 7.
|Rank:||Sergeant (E-5), 5th Regimental Combat Team|
|Job/Role in Unit:||ambulance Medic responsible for treating the wounded en route to the 4077th|
|Relatives/Children:||Brother, who worked with him as medic, killed in action|
|First appeared in:||"The Billfold Syndrome" (Season 7)|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Kevin Geer|
About Sgt. NielsenEdit
Sergeant Nielsen, a medic who works with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and is responsible for immediately treating the casualties at the front and on the ambulatory bus and preparing them to be seen by the medics at the 4077th and then the surgeons in the O.R. After a barrage of casualties, Nielsen, in admiration of how the surgeons worked, asked if he could see them in action -- in the O.R., which they gladly oblige -- instead of Winchester, who adamantly stated, "Request denied, we're here to operate, not to demonstrate!"
When a second barrage of wounded arrives, and a wounded soldier whom he was supposed to have tended to, looked to BJ as if as he said "had put the bandage on himself", and a clearly disoriented Jerry asks the surgeons "Who am I?", Hawkeye, thinking that Nielsen may have suffered some type of head injury, asks, "Are you hurt?", Potter, decides to enlist the help of Dr. Sidney Freedman.
What Sidney winds up doing in his treating of the Sergeant is to, with the heip of Hawkeye and B.J., is, with the use of hypnosis, to flashback to the events at the front; what they discover is that amongst the mortally wounded, was a kid brother "Stevie", who worked with him, and as the hypnotized Jerry, reveals, assured their parents back home that he "would look after him". Anyways, the real cathartic moment occurs when, again as revealed in the memory flashback of Nielsen, is that he began to panick when Nielsen askes the EVAC Sgt., their LT, and others of his brother's whereabouts, but he was nowhere to be found, after he cried desperately "Stevie, Stevie, Stee-vie!!!", after it's also revealed that he found him dead, having never made it out of his foxhole. A cured Jerry cries into Sidney's arms.