The story starts a few months (presumably before the Unholy Three story line) in the past as Daredevil is on a goodwill tour of Vietnam. The show is delayed until a soldier named Willie Lincoln arrives. Willie has suffered a trauma in combat that has impaired his vision and being a big fan of Daredevil he gets a front row seat. Daredevil begins his routine and is wowing the GI's when all of a sudden Willie loses the remainder of his vision and blows his cool.
Later, at the base hospital Willie is settled down from a sedative and Daredevil pays him a visit. Willie fills in the details of jumping on a grenade and losing his vision. Daredevil tries to bolster Willie's confidence by relating that many visually impaired people live productive lives. But Willie doesn't think he could go back to being a cop because of some unsaid trouble back home. Fast forward to the present and we find Willie and his new guide dog making a visit to his old precinct in New York. His old captain feels that there is little to be done to clear Willie's name without getting a good lawyer first. Willie goes down to the welfare department and winds up being helped by Karen Page who turns him towards Matt Murdock.
Matt is surprised at having Willie show up at his office. Willie tells of how he was set up by Mob boss Biggie Benson and Matt gets a summons together to clear Mr. Lincoln. Biggie's men pay a night time visit to Willie's apartment building but Daredevil had predicted their arrival and sends the hoods back to Biggie.
The next day Matt gets the only witness to an alleged pay off to rat
out Biggie as an extortionist. Matt wins another round in court and
Willie is cleared. Afterwards Matt and Willie are talking in Mr.
Lincoln's apartment. Matt finally tells Willie that he too is blind
and that Willie can do anything he sets his mind too. Once again
Biggie has some guys pay Willie a visit. A frantic in the dark bust
ups occurs and Daredevil makes it seem as if Willie has laid the hurt
on the thugs. We leave this story with Willie having a ray of hope
for the future and feeling good about the brotherhood he feels
towards his new friend Matt Murdock.
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