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if you haven't heard the Pvt Desmond T. Doss story, then you've
missed the story of a true American hero!!
I recommend you get a copy of his story on DVD:
Read his story 50+ years ago.
He managed to establish CO status, meaning he would not bear arms.
Instead of using it as a platform to duck his service, he went on to be in the thick of it saving lives and serving his country.
A man who upheld his conviction and his country.
Thanks for the post. It looks like it's worth a look.
i fully agree Jeff, well worth the look.
go into battle without a weapon. Now that is bravery!!
especially when they tried to kill the medics first before they would
kill a rifleman.
Personal life long friend of mine, Kenneth Michael Kays, refused to carry a weapon in Viet Nam. He was a medic. Lost his leg to a satchal (spelling) charge while helping wounded. He didn't quit until all of his buddies were taken care of. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his efforts. Look up his name and read about him. I lost this friend in '91. He took his own life.
There were thousands of concientious objectors who served in the military in World War II, in fact there were concientous objectors serving in the U.S. Military as long as there was a draft. Many of those served as medical personnel including army combat medics and navy corpsmen.
One of the little pieces of authenticity in "Saving Private Ryan" is the Oren Wade character appears to be a concientious objector medic as he does not carry a weapon.
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