Corporal Desmond T. Doss- The WWII Hero who never fired a shot

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I got very excited when I heard the news that Mel Gibson was to take his seat on a Director’s chair again, this time to shoot a WWII movie called “Hacksaw Ridge”. Little did I know it was going to be a movie about a soldier who never fired a shot and yet became one of the greatest WWII heroes.

“The Japanese were out to get the medics. To them, the most hated men in our army were the medics and the BAR men… they would let anybody get by just to pick us off. They were taught to kill the medics for the reason it broke down the morale of the men, because if the medic was gone they had no one to take care of them. All the medics were armed, except me.”

What do you do with a soldier who doesn’t eat meat, refuses to train on…

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