Follow the exploits of a rifle company of the United States Army through four years in the Pacific during World War II. From their origins in the National Guard, the men of Company G were transformed into an efficient, island-hopping jungle combat team, veterans of four bloody Pacific campaigns and the occupation of Japan. Their story is as much about the ordinary details of daily life in the military, as it is about combat valor and tragic death. Seven years of painstaking research has brought their story to light again. The tale is told through personal photographs, letters, and artifacts from the men of the unit, as well as declassified reports, maps, and photographs from the National Archives. Ultimately, it is the story of a group of ordinary American men who served overseas on the front lines of combat in the most brutal war the world has ever known.