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Mel Gibson Photos Photos - Mel Gibson and Desmond Doss Jr. attend the "Hacksaw Ridge" special screening at the National World War II Museum on October 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. - 'Hacksaw Ridge' New Orleans Screening and Medal of Honor Event

Mel Gibson Photos Photos - Mel Gibson and Desmond Doss Jr. attend the "Hacksaw Ridge" special screening at the National World War II Museum on October 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. - 'Hacksaw Ridge' New Orleans Screening and Medal of Honor Event

Mel Gibson comeback would have made dad proud says film subject's son

Mel Gibson comeback would have made dad proud says film subject's son

Desmond Doss with his wife Dorothy and friends

Desmond Doss with his wife Dorothy and friends

Private Desmond Doss walked into the bloodiest battle of World War II’s Pacific theater with nothing to protect himself save for his Bible and his faith in God. A devout Seventh Day Adventist…

The True Story of Hacksaw Ridge and Desmond Doss: the Medal of Honor Winner Who Never Fired a Shot

Private Desmond Doss walked into the bloodiest battle of World War II’s Pacific theater with nothing to protect himself save for his Bible and his faith in God. A devout Seventh Day Adventist…

Desmond Doss the first conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor for his actions at Hacksaw Ridge in 1945 [x-post from r/colorizedhistory]

Desmond Doss the first conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor for his actions at Hacksaw Ridge in 1945 [x-post from r/colorizedhistory]

On April 1, 1942, Desmond Doss joined the United States Army. Little did he realize that three and a half years later, he would be standing on the White House lawn, receiving the nation's highest award for his bravery and courage under fire. Of the 16 million men in uniform during World War II, only 431 received the Congressional Medal of Honor...

On April 1, 1942, Desmond Doss joined the United States Army. Little did he realize that three and a half years later, he would be standing on the White House lawn, receiving the nation's highest award for his bravery and courage under fire. Of the 16 million men in uniform during World War II, only 431 received the Congressional Medal of Honor...

The real Hacksaw Ridge hero - Desmond Thomas Doss & his wife Dorothy, after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman October 12, 1945

The real Hacksaw Ridge hero - Desmond Thomas Doss & his wife Dorothy, after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman October 12, 1945

Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal and combat medic during World War II. He was assigned to a rifle company of the 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, during the Battle of Okinawa, and became the first of three conscientious objectors to receive the Medal of Honor (the others are Thomas W. Bennett and Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr.).

Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal and combat medic during World War II. He was assigned to a rifle company of the 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, during the Battle of Okinawa, and became the first of three conscientious objectors to receive the Medal of Honor (the others are Thomas W. Bennett and Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr.).

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