A U.S. Army Second Lieutenant narrates his experiences as a West Point cadet in the United States. The beginning of the narrator's fourth year at the West Point Military Academy in New York. A sign reads: 'The Warrior Nations of History'. Cadets seated in a class room. An officer explains to them about ancient and modern weapons and equipment used by soldiers. Framed photographs of West Point dignitaries on a wall. The photographs include those of U.S. Army Generals David D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, William Westmoreland and John J. Pershing. An airplane parked at a field. Soldiers stand nearby. The narrator serves as a platoon leader in a regular army unit. The narrator seated in his room with another cadet. He writes a letter to his parents on the completion of four years of cadet life. Past events show the narrator standing as a fresher with other plebes in formation. The parents of the narrator and other people watch the plebes. The plebes take an oath of allegiance.
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