22 May '18, 2pm

Desmond Doss, An Unlikely Hero Who Was Awarded the Medal of Honor

Desmond Doss, An Unlikely Hero Who Was Awarded the Medal of Honor

Desmond Doss wasn’t the kind of man who would stand out of a crowd as a brave hero but sometimes looks can be deceiving. Doss was a quiet, unassuming conscientious objector who served as a combat medic in World War II. Twice awarded the Bronze Star for valor for risking his life to save wounded soldiers during fighting in Guam and the Philippines, it was on the island of Okinawa that he saved his most brave actions. After infantry troops took the Maeda Escarpment known to the troops as “Hacksaw Ridge”, a jagged 125’ cliff, a vicious Japanese counterattack forced them back off. Over 75 wounded men were left behind during the retreat. Doss remained behind and brought the men back one by one by lowering them down the slope by ropes. President Harry Truman awarded the Medal of Honor to Doss on the White House lawn in 1945. Mel Gibson made a critically acclaimed movie on Doss, ...

Full article: http://specialoperations.com/33062/desmond-doss-an-unlike...

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