30 Jul '16, 1pm

TRAILER: 'Hacksaw Ridge' to tell story of first conscientious objector to earn MoH

TRAILER: 'Hacksaw Ridge' to tell story of first conscientious objector to earn MoH

"Private First Class Doss was a company aid man when the 1st Battalion assaulted a jagged escarpment 400 feet high As our troops gained the summit, a heavy concentration of artillery, mortar and machine gun fire crashed into them, inflicting approximately 75 casualties and driving the others back. Private First Class Doss refused to seek cover and remained in the fire-swept area with the many stricken, carrying them one-by-one to the edge of the escarpment and there lowering them on a rope-supported litter down the face of a cliff to friendly hands." "On 2 May, he exposed himself to heavy rifle and mortar fire in rescuing a wounded man 200 yards forward of the lines on the same escarpment; and two days later he treated four men who had been cut down while assaulting a strongly defended cave, advancing through a shower of grenades to within eight yards of enemy forces in a ...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/story/entertainment/2016/07/30/t...

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