Jesse's leadership in Iraq began with her standing up to bullies in grade school. The same toughness that forced Jesse to defeat bullies early in life appears again on a battlefield far from home. Courage, beliefs, fear, and love of mankind are all called into play. The gritty American soldiers of past wars also fight for Jesse's survival in these moments when Jessie may live or die. The same respect for preparation that brought Jesse a full college scholarship for softball earlier has brought her fellow soldiers the ability to assist in miracles in an unforeseen place. Teamwork, inner strength, and determination propel this powerful glimpse of heroism.