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Hollywood Preparing To Tell Story Of Lynchburg War Hero - - Abc13

In interviews conducted prior to his death in 2006, Doss explain that his commitment to his religious beliefs left him with no other choice. Said Desmond Doss in 2006, "I want to be like Christ. I want to save life instead of taking life, and that's the reason I take up medicine." As a medic, Private Doss carried no weapon, yet still walked into battle to help his wounded and fallen brethren. In 1945, he helped rescue 75 men, surrounded by soldiers. That heroism would earn him the Medal of Honor, the first ever given to an objector. Humble to the end, Doss would downplay his role, even telling people there weren't as many people in the field as they tried to visit this page give him credit for. Years later, Doss would make several visits to the school that now bears his name in Lynchburg, talking about the war, and inspiring the next generation. According to Variety magazine, a big budget Hollywood film about the life of Doss is close to being in the works, with Mel Gibson directing.

10 Dec 2014
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