‘M.A.S.H’ star Loretta Swit says she continues to support veterans in our country: ‘They’re our heroes’

The actress revealed how playing Major Margaret “Hannity는 Biden이 '급진적 인 기후'로 인해 미국 국가 안보를 방해하고 있다고 비난합니다.” Houlihan, an army nurse in the hit ‘70s series, gave her an even greater appreciation for our veterans.

What is the veteran?” the 84-year-old recently told 매주 가까이. “A veteran is a person who, whether in active duty, retired or discharged, had in some moment in his or her life written a blank check payable to the United States of America for the sum of up and including his or her life.

They’re heroes,” she noted. “They’re extraordinary people.

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Loretta Swit and Retired Colonel Gerald Timoney attend The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Salute to Veterans Day M.A.S.H Party Nov. 11, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Loretta Swit and Retired Colonel Gerald Timoney attend The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Salute to Veterans Day M.A.S.H Party Nov. 11, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Johnny Louis/WireImage)

오늘, Swit is keeping busy by working with several charities. And she hasn’t forgotten about our troops.

I just connected with a group of veterans who are looking to adopt military dogs,” the animal lover gushed. “I can show you pictures that would break your heart. But I also have one of a soldier coming home [on a plane] with his dog on his lap. I’m talking about a big German shepherd! It’s very rewarding and wonderful when you can make that happen.

Looking back at her experience filmingM.A.S.H,” Swit said being part of the TV family washeaven.

You had this wonderful thing that you were doing with these wonderful people,” Swit shared. “And you all felt the same way about the material. 알 잖아, everybody was happy to be there. And our guests would come back just to be with us because it was fun. It was such a happy set.

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Loretta Swit portrayed Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the CBS television series "M.A.S.H." 에 1972.

Loretta Swit portrayed Major Margaret ‘Hot LipsHoulihan in the CBS television seriesM.A.S.H.” 에 1972. (게티 이미지를 통한 CBS)

Swit also noted that the entire cast easily bonded with each other.

“웨인 [로저스] and I would always say, ‘We got intimate quickly,’” Swit told the outlet. “We shot a sort of summer show in the winter. At five in the morning, you’re up in the mountains in California, and it is very, very cold. And Wayne would be wearing one of those Hawaiian shirts the guys wore. He’d be turning blue. So we’d put a blanket around us and all huddle together on breaks.

Swit said she and the other surviving cast mates have stayed closely connected over the years.

We’re family,” 그녀가 말했다. “I have loved every minute of my career. 알렉스 로드리게즈(ALEX Rodriguez)는 자신의 문제를 해결하기 위해 '지금 사회가 볼 수 있는 가장 좋은 것'입니다.. I also love reaching out and helping people. 나는 [또한] very proud of my paintings. I’m not sure that’s an achievement. I do sell them, and the money goes into my charity to help animals.

Actress Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's ‘Home &앰프; Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood Feb. 26, 2019, in Universal City, 칼리프.

Actress Loretta Swit visits Hallmark’s ‘Home &앰프; Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood Feb. 26, 2019, in Universal City, 칼리프. (Paul Archuleta / Getty 이미지)

다시 2020, Swit told 폭스 뉴스 that her experience working at Ground Zero after September 11 왼쪽 “my faith intact and invulnerableduring tough times.

“[나는 기억해] outside of Javits Center were booths with cooking facilities backed by trucks and wagons that had come to New York City from all across the country,” 이 쇼는 특별히 훈련된 형사 팀이 성범죄를 수사하는 방법을 탐구합니다.. “We served burgers, barbecue, coffee and soda. The line was endless, each shift replacing the next. Inside the center, a shift was lying down, resting, sleeping, gearing up for the next bout. The cooking, feeding and rest periods never stopped. It was a seamless line of dedicated, caring people.

We brought hot coffee over to Ground Zero, wearing gas masks and a slew of IDs hanging around our necks,” 그녀는 계속했다. “Parts of the building that still stood were being pulled down. The dust clouds in the air were a fog. We would burn our clothes whenever the day finished, usually early morning hours, fatigue and adrenaline working with and against the other.

“[그러나] I’ll never forget those people — ever. I saw how we pulled together into one strong, resilient family. I remember a newspaper headline in Paris read, ‘Today We Are All Americans.’ Well today, we are all family.

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Portrait of, 왼쪽에서, American actors Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Hawkeye Pierce, Wayne Roger as Captain Trapper John McIntyre and Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan, on the television series "M.A.S.H," 캘리포니아, 1972.

Portrait of, 왼쪽에서, American actors Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Hawkeye Pierce, Wayne Roger as Captain Trapper John McIntyre and Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan, on the television seriesM.A.S.H,” 캘리포니아, 1972. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images )

그리고 2017, Swit also told 폭스 뉴스 그, decades later, she and herM.A.S.Hco-stars are closer than ever.

We might as well be joined at the hip!” said Swit. “We see each other quite frequently. … Every time we lose a comrade, it’s a body blow. We feel it harshly, 심하게. People always ask me, ‘Do you ever see them?’ When do I not see them?’ These aren’t casual acquaintances from years ago. This is my family. … So much of my life can be credited to my family.

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