General Mitchell: Having heard the charges and the Colonel's explanation, I'm inclined to expunge the record. In order to do that, I'll need you to drop your charges Major.
Frank: General, I am proud to serve this country and equally proud to fight in this war. My family came to America in 1927.
Hawkeye: Riding on a pony.
Frank: I will not drop these charges. Col. Blake's total refusal to go by the book is a slap in the face to the loyalty and devotion given to the flag by officers and men like Major Houlihan and myself. Uh, therefore, I decline to change my position in any way, shape or form.
(Hawkeye writes on a piece of paper as Frank talks)
Hawkeye: Excuse me, General, some new evidence has just come to light. Major Burns?
(hands Frank a piece of paper and he is suddenly panic-stricken)
Frank: You wouldn't.
Hawkeye: In a minute.
Frank: General, in view of certain circumstances, I, at this time, withdraw my charges.
(he hands her the paper)
General Mitchell: You're sure, Major?
Margaret: Uh--he is.
(After the trial, Radar reads the piece of paper)
Radar: 'Dear Mrs. Burns, since you're so proud of your husband as an officer, it is sad to report that he is frequently out of uniform. And maybe you should know with who.'
Hawkeye: That's 'whom.'
Radar: Oh. 'Whom.'