Tom Straw, a soldier who was blinded when a grenade exploded i n his face, talks with the also blinded Hawkeye in the episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" in Season 5.
|Rank:||Corporal (E-4), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Wounded soldier who was blinded that arrives at the 4077th; bonds with Hawkeye, who was temporarily blinded after a gas heater he was trying to re-light for the Nurses in their tent exploded in his face|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Blonde|
|Birthplace:||San Francisco, CA, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Wife's name not mentioned|
|First appeared in:||"Out of Sight, Out of Mind"|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Tom Sullivan in guest appearance|
Tom Straw was character who appeared in Season 5 M*A*S*H TV series episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind". The part of Tom Straw was played by blind actor, entertainer, and motivational speaker Tom Sullivan.
Tom was a wounded soldier who was blinded at the front when a grenade exploded in his vicinity. He soon bonded with Hawkeye, who was also temporarily blinded after the gas stove in the nurses' tent exploded when he tried to re-light it with a match. Tom, a native of San Francisco, was a high school teacher before he was drafted into the Army. Hawkeye, who is still awaiting another visit from the opthamologist as to the status of his condition, offers the also blinded Tom moral support before he is shipped out to the EVAC hospital.