"Damn!" Colonel Potter clenched his fist and repeated, "Damn!"
How could he tell him? How?
"That damned, no good drunk driver," he muttered. Then he went to find Hawkeye.
"What's wrong, Colonel?" Hawkeye asked. "You look like you've gotten some bad news."
"I have. Maybe the worst news I've ever gotten in my life."
"What is it? Can I do anything to help?" Hawkeye asked, deep concern showing in his eyes.
In a few words, Colonel Potter told Hawkeye the news he had received. In those few seconds, Hawkeye's heart broke.
"No," he choked. "No. It can't be."
B.J. was in The Swamp, alone, reading the letter from Peg that had come in that day's mail.
Mom gave Erin her first Teddy bear two days ago. Erin calls him her "Pebbabee."
B.J. chuckled softly. He really should write and tell Radar; he'd get such a kick out of that story!
And then, Colonel Potter and Hawkeye came into The Swamp.
"I'm glad you're here," B.J. said. "I've got to tell you what Erin..."
Hawkeye put his hand on his best friend's shoulder.
"Beej," he said softly.