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HACKSAW RIDGE: LIVE LIKE DOSS

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The story behind the movie Hacksaw Ridge, recent winner of two Oscars, involves a young U.S. Army medic during World War II, Desmond T. Doss, whose religious conscience forbid him from killing another human being. More Than A Movie Ironically, director Mel Gibson’s movie projects are not shy about accentuating violence but this one is more than that. It is a story of deep religious conviction of a hero who risked his life to save life. Doss served with the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. It was Doss’s bravery in saving the lives of his fellow soldiers that became legendary. Believe It Or Not If you did not know better, reading the Army’s citation of the events –…

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