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Ace assists Juan Rico in the recovery of Dizzy Flores, a wounded Trooper. When Rico first becomes Corporal and the assistant section leader, being promoted past Ace, they fight in the showers over Ace's lack of respect. Although Ace wins, he acknowledges Rico's seniority, and helps him earn the respect of the entire platoon. Later, Ace persuades Rico to pursue a career in the military and to enroll in Officer Candidate School.