A new generation of veterans is returning from Iraq. For these survivors, two days will forever memorialize their lives: their birthday and their Alive Day--the day they narrowly escaped death. This HBO Documentary Films production presents the first-person stories of ten Alive Day heroes as told to Emmy(R)-winning actor James Gandolfini. From a conflict that has left more than 25,000 Americans wounded, the film explores the physical and emotional cost of war through the simple, heartbreaking words of ten young soldiers who survived near-fatal wounds while serving in Iraq. The stories are augmented by harrowing footage from the war-torn streets of Iraq.