The Korean War is a tough place to be, but tensions get worse after a lieutenant dies, leaving a black man in charge of the troops. One of the men in the platoon is a racist and refuses to take orders from a black man. Another man has greater combat experience than he does; therefore, he could cause problems. The newly appointed man must make hard decisions so that they can all work together. The only thing to do now is see if he is up to the task.