Rudy awakens in an Army Hospital to find that he has been mistakenly sent to a base deep in the frozen wastes of Greenland surrounded by only a swarm of mosquitoes. The one positive is the beautiful Sergeant Irene, whom he becomes romantically involved with only to discover that she is the girlfriend of Colonel Woolwrap. As Rudy pursues Irene, he uncovers the secret of The Wing: a hospice for American casualties from a reckless mission in the Vietnam War. Woolwrap's orders are to maintain the unit in secret until the last man has died. Rudy befriends one of the patients, GUY X creating a security breach that will cause the Pentagon to intervene and eliminate the operation.