The US Army is Staff Sergeant Eric
Beamon’s life. His squad is made up of men he is proud to lead. Over the year or two they have been together, they have become close friends. While in Vietnam
, their unit is sent up Hill 937. Eric is wounded and awakens in the hospital to find all his men, his friends, have been killed. Eric suffers from survivor remorse. He returns home to an unfriendly welcome. When he reaches his home, things have changed there as well. Eric’s life doesn’t make sense anymore.
Eric wanders the country for many years before meeting another survivor of Hill 937 who tells him of The Wall in Washington DC, a Vietnam Memorial which has all the names of the fallen engraved in the black granite. The time has come for Eric to face his fallen comrades and friends. This is his struggle.