Memories of a model for ‘M*A*S*H’

Death noted: Actor Pernell Roberts, 81, whose TV credits included “Trapper John, M.D.” (1979-1986), a character based on Greensboro physician John Lyday.

While serving in the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea, Lyday worked with another surgeon, Dick Hornberger, who under the pen name Richard Hooker wrote a novel that became the basis for the movie and TV series “M*A*S*H.”

Dr. Lyday died at age 78 in 1999 in Greensboro.