Mel Wheeler [Melissa Wheeler]; Roz; Captain Seabrook; Chaplain Meng [Major Meng]; soldiers; B.D.; Elias; Cora; Mel's dad; Roland Hedley; Mr. Wilkes; high school students
A bitter Mel struggles to cope with having experienced command rape while deployed in a war zone with the army. She gets enough help from the Vets' Center to re-enlist and even makes sergeant, recovering the highly-capable soldier she had once been. Even so, she continues to struggle, helped along by her commander, by the chaplain, and by her friend Roz. As she grows in strength she increasingly speaks out concerning Military Sexual Trauma.