Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist, was able to find success and exhibit heroism on the battlefield as a military medic while simultaneously refusing to carry a weapon or kill anyone — personal pledges predicated upon his religious convictions.
After enlisting in 1942, Doss felt working as a medic would allow him to live out his principles, specifically the Sixth Commandment banning killing others and the Fourth Commandment imploring him to honor the Sabbath; he saw healing people on that day as permissible, believing that “Christ healed on the Sabbath,” as The New York Times wrote in his obituary.
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On Hollywood telling his story…..
“He had turned down Hollywood since 1945. He was concerned that he would be glorified and he wanted … God (to be glorified)”
Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” renewed interest in renowned World War II war hero Desmond Doss, a man credited with saving the lives of at least 75 soldiers.