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Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Klinger was not trans in M*A*S*H so stop bringing him up

Jamie Farr as Corporal Klinger in M*A*S*H

Because this has come up a couple times, let's talk about Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger...

As the character was initially written, his "point" was that he did not want to be in the army, and was pulling stunts to get a second 8 discharge. A Section 8 discharge, which is no longer in use as such, was for soldiers deemed mentally unfit for duty.