Caught between two lines of fire, the Germans gave them two options: surrender or die. They chose a third. Based on an inspiring true story, THE LOST BATTALION recreates the life and death action of the first Great War. Rick Shroder (NYPD BLUE) stars as Major Charles Whittlesey, a soldier who received the coveted Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions near the close of World War I. A civilian-turned-soldier, Whittlesey proved to be a brilliant and fearless major when he and his troops found themselves surrounded by the enemy in the dense Argonne Forest. With no food, supplies, or tools of communication, Whittlesey managed to fend off the Germans for 5 days until he was rescued.