Desmond Doss: The True Story Behind The Hero Medic From Hacksaw Ridge

Desmond Doss walked into one of the bloodiest battles in World War II with nothing protecting him but his faith. As a conscientious objector, as the US army called him, Doss enlisted as a combat medic and refused to carry a weapon. In 1945, he was sent with the 77th battalion to the Battle of Okinawa, where he singlehandedly saved 75 American soldiers’ lives, all while risking his own.


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The battle was brutal, and the mission deemed impossible, but Doss refused to leave any of his fallen soldiers behind. While his actions were beyond heroic, if you called Desmond Doss a hero, he would have most likely correct you. He was just doing what he thought was right.

This is the story of how one man stuck to beliefs and went on to become one of the greatest, yet unknown American heroes from WWII.

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