In 2003| 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War| former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a
different type of mission: to bury Doc's son| a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and| with the help of his old
buddies| takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire.