Ron served in Vietnam and has returned in a wheelchair. He lives at his parents’ house on Long Island now and it’s not going well. Donna was his high school sweetheart, back when he was a wrestling champion. He didn’t ask her to the prom because he had already enlisted in the Marines and was trying to begin to separate from his former life. She went with someone else. He changed his mind and ran to the prom in the rain. Now he looks her up and they go out. Ron is proud of serving his country, but the climate here at home is becoming anti-war and he learns that Donna feels that way too.