Finally! The Desmond Doss Story

The true story of US Army medic Pfc. Desmond T. Doss who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to single-handedly save 75 of his comrades in the Battle of Okinawa, while under constant enemy fire.

Here is the documentary that makes me cry every time  I watch it. For years I have wished someone would make a movie of his story. Humble, Desmond  didn’t want it done. He passed on in 2006.

Hacksaw Ridge had its world premiere on September 4, 2016 at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation.

 

The Conscientous Objector

 

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One Response to Finally! The Desmond Doss Story

  1. tulsage says:


    This is Your Life, Desmond Doss.

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