You Never Hear the Bullet
- The title of a book to be written by
Tommy Gillis (played by James Callahan) on an episode of the
military sitcom M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83.
Tommy was an old friend of
surgeon Dr. “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda) who joined the army in
the 1950s to fight in the Korean War and to get the low down on
war for his book You Never Hear the Bullet to be written from a
“soldier’s point of view.” Unfortunately, Tommy dies on the
operating table in front of Hawkeye.
TRIVIA NOTE: A Marine named
Wendell (played by Ron Howard) lied about his age to enlist in
an episode entitled “Sometimes You Hear the Bullet.”