A Priest in Korea

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Name: A Priest in Korea
Date(s): 2002-2003
Archivist: Iolanthe
Founder: Iolanthe
Type: slash fanfiction
Fandom: M*A*S*H
URL: iolanthe.netfirms.com on the WayBack Machine
Memorial Archive on the AO3
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A Priest in Korea was an archive for M*A*S*H slash fanfiction created by Iolanthe (Susan Leinbach) for her own work. The archive contains 19 works, many featuring the Hawkeye/Mulcahy pairing.

Susan explained the title of her website:

If you're at all familiar with the series, you're probably thinking, "But isn't M*A*S*H about doctors and nurses in Korea? What's this 'priest' angle?" A reasonable question that has, perhaps, a less-than-reasonable answer.

Though I love all the characters on the show, the one for whom I have the greatest fondness is Father Francis Mulcahy, the unit's chaplain. This preference seems to place me solidly in the minority among the general population of M*A*S*H fans, but there you have it. One can't always choose one's obsessions.

Thus, this site came about because I've heard the praises of Hawkeye and various others sung in countless venues 'round the web, but only rarely does Mulcahy get the recognition I think he deserves. When he's mentioned at all. So to give fair warning, more than a hint of authorial bias will be noticeable within these pages. :)

If you're curious, the site's name was derived from this quote from William Christopher, the actor who played Mulcahy: "I always thought that M*A*S*H was about a chaplain in the Korean War, and Burt [Metcalfe, producer,] had to keep reminding me that it wasn't...."[1]


For a long while, the archive was only available via the WayBack Machine.[2]

In February 2023, it was announced that Susan's M*A*S*H fanfiction had moved to the Archive of Our Own as an Open Doors Project, with the help of her friend Quordle.[3] The import was completed in January 2023.[4]


  1. ^ The Complete Book of M*A*S*H, by Suzy Kalter (Abradale Press, 1984)
  2. ^ A Priest in Korea on the WayBack Machine (Accessed 27 November 2022)
  3. ^ A Priest in Korea is Moving to the AO3 (Accessed 21 February 2023)
  4. ^ A Priest in Korea on Open Doors site (Accessed 21 February 2023)