John has been appointed to the local draft board. John convinces a young soldier who went AWOL to return to his unit and the boy is subsequently lost when a troop ship is torpedoed. The boy's father wants revenge. Also, there's bad news about John-Boy.

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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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John has been appointed to the local draft board. John convinces a young soldier who went AWOL to return to his unit and the boy is subsequently lost when a troop ship is torpedoed. The boy's father wants revenge. Also, there's bad news about John-Boy.

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20 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] It was one spring day during the war that our mother came back to us, and with her arrival it seemed that everything began to look brighter. In Europe and North Africa the Allied forces were gaining strength, giving new hope to those of us on the home front. There were dark days still ahead, but for now it was peaceful on the mountain and my family rejoiced in being together again.
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Composed by Peter Van Steeden, Harry Clarkson, and Geoffrey Clarkson
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