This story traces the life of Jason McCarthy as he leads a life full of romance and adventure. As a young man, Jason marries his high school sweetheart. He serves successfully as a policeman in Columbus, Ohio. Pearl Harbor is attacked, and Jason enrolls in the US Army First Infantry Division, the Big Red One, in its battles in North Africa, Sicily, D-Day, Cherbourg, throughout France, the relief of Bastogne, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Returning home, Jason gets to meet his daughter for the first time as he returns to post-war America and pursues a variety of careers.
Overcoming his grief at the loss of his wife by cancer, Jason devotes his life to the care of his young daughter. When he meets Linda, Jason discovers that he, once again, has the capacity to love. His life is interrupted again by the Korean War, where Jason battles at Inchon and the liberation of Seoul. Jason is taken prisoner and abused by his capturers. Desperate to return home, he manages a miraculous escape from captivity and is reunited finally with his family. Readers who enjoy a good yarn with romance, interest in World War II, the Korean War, and in action will not be disappointed with this novella.