Some panicked G.I.s decide that surrender is better than certain death in battle. After all, how bad can the Communist prison camps be? They learn, to their regret, that their seemingly enlighted captors are really heartless butchers.
A paratrooper, uncertain of his own valor, goes afoul on his first mission. Alone and wounded behind enemy lines, he is aided by a young boy who looks up to him. The G.I. must find the bravery within him when the enemy closes in on him and the boy.