A Final Salute for Colonel Potter

There was a time, dear children, when the most famous Potter in the world wasn’t a boy named Harry-he was a fatherly U.S. Army colonel, first name Sherman, and the only wizardly thing about him was his seemingly bottomless well of calm in a world driven to the brink of insanity by war. Potter was a supporting character on the TV series M*A*S*H, and if the show itself too often got tripped up in its own smug preachiness, Colonel Potter …