t is 1968 and Sargent Zeke Anderson, a soldier on his third tour of Vietnam, strives to do what he does best - keep his platoon alive. Following a particularly fierce nocturnal attack on Firebase Ladybird by the NVA, Anderson couriers intelligence to Battalion headquarters and does a little recruiting from a group newbies in order to replenish the platoons depleted numbers. The last to be recruited is Roger Horn, a harmonica playing anti war protester. Anderson also meets his new Lieutenant, Myron Goldman, a gung-ho officer candidate school graduate taking up his first field position. The two butt heads on their first mission, Goldman resentful when the more experienced Anderson steps in to stop him making decisions that would put the platoon in jeopardy. Stumbling across the covert headquarters of a band of NVA the platoon engage in a fire fight, Goldman embarking on a steep learning curve while gaining respect for Anderson's field savvy and bravery. In the aftermath of the battle an NVA soldier left for dead grabs a weapon, intent on inflicting further casualties on the platoon. Horn raises the alarm and then becomes embroiled in a life and death struggle with the man, eventually killing him with a knife and thus putting his whole belief system into question.

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