Navy Chief Petty Officer Ross Dillon is a cocky self-confident Navy photographer with impressive credentials and a reputation for going after the story regardless of personal risk. His long list of photo journalistic achievements includes frequent publication in numerous military and civilian publications, including the wire services. With professionalism, experience and technical skill he always seems to be in the right place at just the right time. With war raging in Southeast Asia Dillon voluntarily gives up a safe, plush instructor assignment at the Naval School of Photography in Florida for risky combat documentary assignment in Vietnam.
Along the way he encounters another Navy photojournalist with perhaps an even greater “devil may care” attitude than his, whom he teams up with for the most dangerous assignment of his career.