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Im really looking forward to seeing this movie by Mel Gibson..

http://www.desmonddoss.com/hrm/

 

 

 

Hacksaw Ridge A transformational and dramatic film, scheduled for release on November 4, 2016, tells the story of Desmond Doss' life.

Lionsgate Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a matter of hours without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, except the simple prayer he uttered before he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, under constant enemy gunfire and artillery bombardment. Doss' courage and faith won the admiration of his commanders and fellow soldiers, as he saved the lives of the very men who had persecuted him for refusing to carry a gun. He believed the war was just, but to kill under any circumstance was wrong. Doss was labeled the first conscientious objector (he called himself a "conscientious cooperator" as he volunteered) to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Producer: Bill Mechanic
Director: Mel Gibson
Writers: Robert Schenkkan (script), Randal Wallace (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
Starring: Andrew Garfield (Desmond T. Doss), Vince Vaughn (Sergeant Howell), Sam Worthington (Captain Glover),Teresa Palmer (Dorothy Schutte), Hugo Weaving (Tom Doss)

 

 

 

 

 

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cebubird

Forget the name, but there is an old movie about the same guy-seems he was a country boy from the hills somewhere, but it was really a good movie.

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liquido

Forget the name, but there is an old movie about the same guy-seems he was a country boy from the hills somewhere, but it was really a good movie.

Kind of like a Sergeant York without a gun...

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Sounds noble, but if no one was shooting the bad guys, he would have had to save a lot more…

 

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Sounds noble, but if no one was shooting the bad guys, he would have had to save a lot more…

 

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Point is, he SERVED, while other so called "objectors" refused.

Can anybody say Cassius Clay?

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liquido

I just downloaded and watched this great movie...What a brave and  extraordinary man Desmond Doss was..Some of the scenes where pretty gory with all that close combat and weaponry on okinawa... ..

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Im really looking forward to seeing this movie by Mel Gibson..

http://www.desmonddoss.com/hrm/

 

 

 

Hacksaw Ridge A transformational and dramatic film, scheduled for release on November 4, 2016, tells the story of Desmond Doss' life.

Lionsgate Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a matter of hours without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, except the simple prayer he uttered before he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, under constant enemy gunfire and artillery bombardment. Doss' courage and faith won the admiration of his commanders and fellow soldiers, as he saved the lives of the very men who had persecuted him for refusing to carry a gun. He believed the war was just, but to kill under any circumstance was wrong. Doss was labeled the first conscientious objector (he called himself a "conscientious cooperator" as he volunteered) to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Producer: Bill Mechanic

Director: Mel Gibson

Writers: Robert Schenkkan (script), Randal Wallace (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)

Starring: Andrew Garfield (Desmond T. Doss), Vince Vaughn (Sergeant Howell), Sam Worthington (Captain Glover),Teresa Palmer (Dorothy Schutte), Hugo Weaving (Tom Doss)

 

 

Saw it and  did some research  on the action for which he received the MOH - you don't win it.

 

There was some artistic license taken with very minor points -

 

The end of this movie and the beginning of Saving Private Ryan should be mandatory viewing for Congress every year and seniors in High School and College with the heading  "lest we forget"

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President Harry Truman awarding Desmond Doss the Congressional Medal of Honor:

 

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There is no such thing as the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is the Medal of Honor.

 

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There is no such thing as the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is the Medal of Honor.

 

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There is however a Congressional Medal of Honor Society

 

http://www.cmohs.org/

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I'm apprehensive about watching this one. 

 

Mr. Mike recommended "Taking Chance". I viewed it and cried throughout the entire movie. 

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What is with the synopsis the only soldier to fight on the frontlines without a weapon? Most medics of that era had no weapon. While the Japanese would target them so they didn't identify themselves those in Europe wore red crosses on white background.

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What is with the synopsis the only soldier to fight on the frontlines without a weapon? Most medics of that era had no weapon. While the Japanese would target them so they didn't identify themselves those in Europe wore red crosses on white background.

 

Hollywood artistic license for the unknowing public

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Most medics of that era had no weapon.
Medics are supposed to be noncombatants.
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the corpsman that were with the marines were issued sidearms up until around '04 or '05, the definition for small arms for the Geneva convention were readdressed and it went with bullet size not sidearm or rifle. 

 

so when i went to Afghanistan i was issued an M4 and a 9MM, they even gave a rocket launcher to one of the corpsman with another unit. i think that's too much

 

no one wears the red cross.

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