He yanked the slide of his rifle and clicked the safety on. A condom was stretched over the rifle barrel to keep out salt water. As the beach grew closer, Japanese mortar shells began to fall. They exploded all around the small craft. The anxiety was growing ten-fold with each explosion. West gripped his rifle tighter and tighter.
Amongst the torrents of the greatest conflict ever fought, World War II, 18-year-old soldier Peter West must overcome his fears and summon his courage to fight the Japanese in 1942.