The Conscientious Objector

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church The true story of Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who overcame ridicule for his refusal to carry a weapon, then distinguished himself as a fearless saver of lives on the battle fields of the Pacific during WWII. In one of the battles for Okinawa, unarmed and unprotected Doss saved the lives of 75 wounded men as well as that of his commanding officer, dragging them one at a time in the face of certain death to a cliff side where he lowered each of them by rope to the camp below. Some of the GI's he saved including his Captain, were those who had mistreated him, but his unselfishness and concern for their lives won him the respect of the Army and our Nation which awarded him The Congressional Medal of Honor.

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