Like many other Americans of his age, Ned Chipley, who lives with his family in a rural area in California, was hit by terrorist attacks in 2001. But due to his limited intellectual capabilities, his dream of reaching the marina there was a beautiful dream, impossible to accomplish. Rose, his mother, always encourages him to find a purpose in life. In 2004, Ned headed for the San Diego mountains for a new attempt to enlist in the Navy. Jenkins, the new sergeant fails to understand his obsession with the investigation, but Ned starts to have some suspicions.