A young recruit faces a moral crisis in Vietnam when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.Chris Taylor arrives in Vietmam and quickly discovers that his presence is quite non essential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers., as he has not fought for as long as then rest of them and felt the effects of combat. As he struggles for survival he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men in his platoon.