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Ben and another captured solider are led from camp on an unknown trip. Turns out they are taken to American soldiers and the Japanese solider surrenders. Jason doesn't want to get married right away, and Toni is upset. (August 1945)
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[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
In all our lives there are moments we are meant to remember forever, in every small detail and shading. To my family on Waltons Mountain such a moment came in the late summer of 1945. The war in Europe was over, the worst of the Japanese war still lay ahead. On that hot Sunday in August, an unexpected visitor came to Waltons Mountain, brought by the notion that something was wrong with my brother, Jason, who was waiting to be ...