CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR HONORED


Corporal Doss receiving the Medal of Honor from President Harry
S. Truman.

On this day in 1945, Army Private First Class Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg,
Virginia, is presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery
as a medical corpsman, the first conscientious objector in American history to
receive the nation’s highest military award.

    
   

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Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006)

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The true story of hero Desmond Doss was made into a 2016
movie.
 

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