[Lieutenant Grizwald office, an American flag is seen blowing in the wind]
Dear sir, this letter is a recap in hopes to better understand what happened on Picture Day, and it was a hard day, as it hard as it was, even by fourth grade standards and for your son.
[flashback to the beginning of the day Gus is sleeping]
Rise and shine Private.
[Lieutenant Grizwald opens the blinds and lets sunlight in Gus’s room and Gus Grizwald wakes up]
it’s 0600 soldier and it picture day.
[Gus Grizwald jumps out of bed in the bathroom he sampoos his hair, later he is seen getting his clothing ready
That’s my son excited for the big day,
[Later Gus Grizwald is seen in a US Marine Honor Guard uniform
Private Grizwald reporting for duty, sir ready for inspection.