Sgt. Rock explains to new transfer Zack Nolan the principles of the Company. Every guy is looking out for the guy next to him. But Nolan explains his own principles. He looks out for No. 1, and he's No. 1. When they are attacked by mortar fire, and men are hit, their buddies look after them, but Nolan wages a one-man offensive, and earns a brass star. A similar move against a machine gun nest gets him a second one. The Captain wants him sent down; there's no place for a hero on this team. But Rock wants to give him time. An attack on an air base sees Zack get hit, and Rock rises to cover him. But when Rock is taken down, Zack has to give up the No. 1 attitude to save both their lives.
Combat films of a MiG with a dragon painted on its nose haunt Harry's dreams, and in his dreams Harry always ends up losing to the MiG fighter. One day they meet in the sky for real and Harry has to come up with a different ending to his dream.
The Field Marshal known as the Desert Wolf reviews the damage his tanks have done to the Americans in their last battle. A complete victory, until tank 262 comes back to life and through perseverance brings the battle to a close.