Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector, a Seventh Day Adventist, drafted into the Army during World War II. The tenets of his faith forbade him from carrying a weapon.
But that didn’t stop him from earning the Medal of Honor for his actions with the 77th Infantry Division during the Battle of Okinawa.
Doss’ actions in that battle, over a sustained period, are some of the most remarkable in the entire war.
And now, Mel Gibson is directing a movie about Doss.
While I’m sure some of the drama is less than wholly historically accurate, Gibson knows how to tell a good tale, and I have high hopes for this movie coming out November 4th.