WWII Film Tells The Story Of Unlikely Soldier Awarded The Medal Of Honor
A Life Saver.
Desmond Doss is not a household name among legendary World War II figures however, he was a different kind of hero. Doss earned his place in history as medic while serving in the 77th Infantry during the Battle of Okinawa. His religious beliefs prevented him from carrying a weapon and he objected to hurting anyone, much to the scrutiny of his infantry division. Doss kept risking his life to rescue 75 injured soldiers and transport back to safety. For his heroism on the battlefield without taking a single life, Doss became first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor. Now Desmond Doss’ incredible story is being told in the film Hacksaw Ridge from Academy Award winning director Mel Gibson.
“His name became a symbol throughout the 77th Infantry Division for outstanding gallantry far above and beyond the call of duty.”
Hacksaw Ridge stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, co-starring Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving. Hacksaw Ridge is the first film directed by Mel Gibson in roughly ten years, the film opens in theaters everywhere November 4th, 2016.