|Sergeant Michael Yee|
Clyde Kusatsu as Sergeant Yee
|Job/Role in Unit:||Wounded soldier who is racked with guilt, fighting in a war against an Asian enemy, being Chinese himself; receives hypnosis therapy from Dr. Sidney Freedman, to quell the urge to commit suicide|
|Home:||Same as birthplace|
|Birthplace:||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|First appeared in:||"Goodbye, Cruel World"' in Season 8|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Clyde Kusatsu|
Sergeant Michael Yee, wounded soldier, appears in the Season 8 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Goodbye, Cruel World". The part of Sergeant Yee is played in the episode by Clyde Kusatsu, who previously appeared on the series first as Kwang Duk, who's the camp bartender at the Officer's Club in the Season 3 episodes "Officers Only" and "Henry in Love", and who would later appear as 8063rd MASH surgeon and basic training accquaintance of B.J. Captain Paul Yamato in the Season 11 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "The Joker is Wild".
About Sergeant YeeEdit
Sgt. Michael Yee, who's a bona-fide war hero gets worked on in surgery by Hawkeye, who is amazed at the sheer number of wounds Yee has suffered. Later, in Post Op, Hawkeye gives Yee the good news: he's going home. But instead of being overjoyed, Yee seems stunned, and even a little upset over the news. After the delivering the news, Hawkeye and Margaret leave Yee alone, and we see Yee pound his fist in frustration.
Major Sidney Freedman, the psychiatrist assigned to the 4077th, arrives to talk to Sgt. Yee. He looks over Yee's record--he also served in WWII, and while he had a solid record there, its nothing like the list of courageous acts Yee has attempted in Korea. Sidney talks to Yee, and subtly puts him under hypnosis. Later, Yee awakens, and he's shocked to learn that what he thought has just been a few minutes was actually two hours.
Hawkeye notices Yee, post-hypnosis, is twitching his arm like mad, and wonders if Yee is stable. Sidney insists that he is, telling Hawkeye that Yee is racked with guilt, fighting in a war against an Asian enemy. He planted a hypnotic suggestion in Yee's mind to twitch his hand every time he feels stressed, instead of committing an act of violence against himself.
Sidney also surmises that all those acts of bravery on Yee's part were part of the same behavior. Later, Yee is released from the hospital, where Sidney will keep working with him until he's shipped home.