Desmond Thomas Doss: Real Heros

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Real heros Among all mankind, those who are strong, upright, brave and merciful are heroes.A boy called Flaming likes Desmond Thomas Doss best. In his eyes,Desmond Thomas Doss is his hero. Desmond Thomas Doss was born in lynchburg, va. His father, William Thomas Doss, was a carpenter.He volunteered for the army in April 1942. Desmond dawes refused to be armed to kill, and was seen as an outlier and a coward in the army. Desmond dawes is a strict believer in seventh-day adventists, insisting on Christianity and the bible as a weapon in the fight. Eventually he was assigned to the 77th infantry division, the 307th infantry division, on the eve of the Pacific operation.Although in the Pacific battlefield Desmond dawes has never been any record honor kill the enemy, but without any weapon in the battle of multiple rescue of the injured, make many …show more content…

Truman warmly shook the hand of Corporal Desmond Thomas Doss, and then held it the entire time his citation was read aloud to those gathered outside the White House on October 12, 1945. "I'm proud of you," Truman said. "You really deserve this. I consider this a greater honor than being president." The journey that had brought young Desmond to this day had been a challenging one. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working at the Newport News Naval shipyard and could have requested a deferment—but he wanted to do more for his country. He was willing to risk his life on the front lines in order to preserve freedom. When he joined the Army, Desmond assumed that his classification as a conscientious objector would not require him to carry a weapon. He wanted to be an Army combat medic. As luck would have it, he was assigned to an infantry rifle company. His refusal to carry a gun caused a lot of trouble among his fellow soldiers. They viewed him with distain and called him a misfit. One man in the barracks warned him, "Doss, as soon as we get into combat, I'll make sure you won't come back

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