Two men from opposite backgrounds find themselves victims of circumstance—the Vietnam War. Brett Edwards—married, a college graduate, and aretail executive living in suburban New York. James Curtis—single, a high school dropout, and a youthful offender hardened by the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey. Both men receive a letter that will change their lives. James had been given a choice: join the army or serve hard time in prison. Brett had become accustomed to years of draft deferments; unexpectedly, he receives the letter. The men forge a friendship. James credits fate with his new friendship and attaches fearful premonitions from his past to preserving that friendship. When they enter the Vietnam War zone, there is only one priority—survival. The right to go home is earned. To earn that right, Brett and James struggle against the threat of losing their souls, the disease of Vietnam. Face of the Enemy is inconceivable.