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The Waltons: The Medal

When a Hispanic soldier Curt saved arrives on Walton's Mountain, he is met with prejudice by some soldiers stationed at a nearby Army base. Upon learning that he knew Curt at Pearl Harbor, Mary Ellen invites him to stay at the Walton home for a few days, and they eventually fall in love. Meanwhile, Corabeth crosses paths with an old beau and reminisce about old times before he goes overseas to fight in the war. After spending some time with him, Corabeth realizes just how much she loves Ike and eventually tells him so.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x23
Airdate: Thursday February 28th, 1980

Director: Walter Alzmann
Writer: Rod Peterson

Guest Stars
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
As Sheriff Ep Bridges
Enrique CastilloEnrique Castillo
As Eddie Ramirez
Jordan CharneyJordan Charney
As Roger Westerby


When a young man gets off a bus at Ike's store, he is confronted by some men who start giving him a hard time. They soon get in a fight and one of the hecklers has his arm broken, all of which is witnessed by Mary Ellen...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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