Chris Taylor is a younger, naive American who offers up university and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he speedy discovers that his presence is pretty nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the alternative infantrymen, as he has not fought for as long as the relaxation of them and felt the effects of fight. Chris has two non-commissioned officials, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the greater exceptional and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn among the 2 NCOs and a number of guys within the platoon whilst an unlawful killing takes place at some point of a village raid. As the warfare keeps, Chris himself attracts closer to psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he quickly realizes he's preventing battles, the warfare with the enemy and the struggle among the men inside his platoon.