It's World War II, and the world is in ruins. But twenty-two year old Frederick Hastings could care less. He's too busy trying to figure out what to do with his life and more importantly, what to do with his feelings for Vivian Norwood, the only girl who actually cares about him. However, Frederick is sent off to fight for the United States Army, whether he wants to or not. How will he be able to function, and what will happen to his relationship with Vivian?