Murphy's War Stories spans two wars and is the story of a young man who drops out of high school and joins the US Army to become a paratrooper after the 1968 TET offensive in Vietnam. He completes airborne training and is sent to the famous 82nd Airborne Division. Later, he becomes the enlisted aide to the Commandant of Cadets at West Point where he associates with several US Army Generals. Afterwards, he is sent to Vietnam where he completes a tour fighting the North Vietnamese. While in Vietnam he receives the Silver Star. While a member of the Army Reserve, he is later activated for the Iraq War. During his time in Iraqi he compares and contrasts his two wars and the differences between the old army the new army in Iraq.