The Korean War has started up and Cpt. Craig Lowell is called back to active duty as a tank commander. Through several misadventures, he eventually winds up a major at the age of 25 (realisticly impossible in today's Army). Meanwhile Capt. Felter is advancing nicely in his chosen feild, working as the Army's liaison to the CIA. Capt. MacMillian is being shoveled around as a great war hero, and no one wants him to get hurt, so this is very irritating to a war hungry soldier. It has great action, from early tank defensives, to the Task Force Lowell, to the black ops mission at the end that puts Felter in mortal danger.
It was more than an incident. It was a deadly assault across the 38th parallel. It was the Korean War. In the fear and frenzy of battle, those who had served with heroism before were called again by America to man the trenches and sandbag bunkers. From Pusan to the Yalu, they drove forward with commands too new and tanks too old: brothers in war, bonded together in battle as they had never been in peace...the Captains.