17 year old Perry uncertain what to do with his future, decides to join the army in search of what to do with his life.
He is deployed in overseas in Vietnam because of a paperwork screw up. he was going to West Germany but because he injury his knee he had to stay but instead he was going to vietnam.
He met to soon to be friend Jenkins and Peewee on the plane and it so happened to be there are posted at the same base. But on a patrol one of his friend Jenkins stepped on a land mine and passes away.
In the he becomes best friends with peewee and gets more acquainted with his squadmates and get to know more about them and their past.
On one patrol they were defending a Vietnamese village and a firefight started between them and north Vietnamese army after the fighting their platoon leader Lieutenant Carroll was shot and did not survive the trip to the army hospital.
Perry wonder what is the meaning of this war he sees his friends, people you just were talking a few minutes ago die. To find out what happens to Perry you will have to read Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers