Ben Bright has everything going for him. He's a senior in high school with a great best friend, loyal girlfriend, and a bright future in acting. So it's alarming when, out of the blue, Ben enlists in the army. He cannot be talked out of "doing his patriotic duty" and reassures his family that he will not be called to war. After all, he is just a guard. However, Ben could not be more wrong. Not only is he called to war, but he is gravely injured. Back at home, Ben's parents, his autistic brother, his best friend, and his girlfriend all fight to help Ben remember who he is, and to help Ben become whole again.