Henry is 15, he lives on a farm with his abusive drinking father, and his grandfather. He decides that he needs to leave his farm and join the military.
grandfather - we need to leave now before your father gets back.
Months later henry is stationed in the philippines, when colonel Forsythe found out that he joined the military under the age of 18. Colonel forsythe was going to send henry back home, then the japanese started bombing there station.
henry - your orders sir...
Because of the attack from japan, henry was allowed to fight. So, he met up with his friends sergeant gunny, and jams. After days of japanese plane bombing, the the japanese army had sent ground troops out and captured them.
sergeant gunny 4 - quiet, here they come.
Jams 1 - do you know why we call you tree, henry? 3 Because you are the tallest kid in the army.