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The story begins in 1967 in a small town in the state of Washington, United States of America, during the Vietnam War. A young woman, Jamie Donnelly, just out of adolescence, gets married. The day after the wedding, her husband Nick and brother Tony decide to join the Marine Corps, turning this fateful event into a cornerstone drama that will change their lives forever. Tony will serve his duty with honor until he falls in battle. Nick, soon after, is declared missing in action. Jamie falls into a deep depression and becomes an alcoholic. Another man, Adam, enters into her life and patiently helps her out of the abyss, and after some tribulations, they fall in love. Nick returns from Vietnam a different, unrecognizable man.