On the surface, Donald Waldman is a typical World War II veteran: resilient, skillful, and cunning. He and his war buddies rendezvous every week to play cards and reminisce while their wives play Mah Jong. However, disturbing memories of the war lie just below the surface and carry this courageous vet back to the front lines of WWII, exposing the cracks in his stoic façade. The Vietnam War rages on in the present day, amplifying his anguish. The struggles Donald and his comrades have endured, and the truth of why they can't sleep at night, are revealed in this story of war, family, and love.