"Radar" O'Reilly's Teddy Bear
Corporal Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly was a fictional character in the M*A*S*H film and television series.
The character was portrayed by Gary Burghoff.
Burghoff was the only actor from the film to reprise his role on television.
Radar was often portrayed as a friendly but very young and naive man from Iowa. As a symbol of how young this man was when he got to Korea, he slept with a Teddy Bear. The Teddy Bear was never given a name in the series.
As a way of saying that Radar came to Korea as a boy and went home a man, he left his Teddy Bear behind, leaving it with Hawkeye Pierce, who added the Teddy Bear to a time capsule with several other items from the camp.
On July 29, 2005, the original Teddy Bear used in the series was sold at an auction for $11,800.
And no, it wasn't me that bought it.