During the M*A*S*H series finale, a 10-year-old Kerry Childe glanced at her dad on the couch and did a double take.
There he was. Sitting at attention. Clad in his United States Marine Corps uniform.
His explanation: “The finale is on, and I have to pay my respects.”
With a Navy man for a stepfather – and being a direct descendant of Robert E. Lee’s sister, Mildred – it’s not much of a surprise Childe followed in her ancestral footsteps, serving her nation by joining the Air Force.