Andrew is born in Poland during WWII and describes details of his ancestry. His father was a retired Colonel of the Polish army and with his family including his two older brothers they depart the country to live as refugees. Eventually they immigrate to Argentina for ten years where Andrew describes key events of his childhood. Once divorced, his mother of tough character manages to obtain visas to the United States, where Andrew and his oldest brother go to school and assimilate into American life. Discovering his destiny and finding his motivation, Andrew decides to emulate his father and seeks ways to engage in a military career of his own.