James Moon, a full-blooded Cherokee, was an American sergeant in the same unit as Charles Elkin. One day, Elkin was hit, and Moon picked him up and carried him to safety. Elkin swore that one day he would repay him.

After the war, Moon became a construction worker, married, and had one son, Tommy. However, his wife tragically died of a fatal illness, and Moon himself died later in an accident at work. To repay his debt, Elkin adopted Tommy.[1]

  • The war that and Moon and Elkin fought in was referred to as the "last war". Given that the issue this story appeared in was published in 1962, this may have been the Korean War.