When John Boy comes home on furlough, he is having trouble remembering what happened the night of his plane crash. It is only when he looks at a model plane Jim Bob made that he is able to remember that night. Meanwhile, Ike gets called up for active duty. Thinking it is a mistake; Ike misses the date he is supposed to go for his physical and is ultimately arrested. When John shows up at the military office to help Ike out, they soon learn that a clerical error in Ike’s birthday is the reason why the U.S. Government wants Ike serving in the military.