This movie is a “Don’t miss!”
PFC Desmond Doss, Source http://history.amedd.army.mil/MOH/dossd.html (PD-federal govt.)
The new Mel Gibson film “Hacksaw Ridge” is the true story of Desmond Doss, a WWII conscientious objector. Doss – a Seventh Day Adventist – served as a medic to the 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, ultimately saving the lives of over 75 men for which he won the Medal of Honor.
The documentary “The Conscientious Objector: Pvt. Desmond Doss – The Fearless Warrior Without a Rifle” includes moving interviews with Doss and those who served with him. You can find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5JVQt-C8YE.
What first strikes the viewer is that Doss was a small man. For him to lift and carry even a single soldier must have been a challenge. Yet he repeatedly risked his life to transport 75 wounded companions off an exposed Okinawa ridge under heavy fire by the Japanese.
What is equally remarkable…
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