By James Dray
Desmond Thomas Doss was born in Lynchburg, Virginia back in 1919 to William and Bertha. He enlisted in the military back in 1942 however, he was a conscientious objector and refused to kill an enemy or carry a weapon. He became a medic serving in the Pacific theatre of World War II.He was wounded three times during the war, shortly before being discharged he was diagnosed with tuberculosis that cost him a lung. He died in Piedmont, Alabama in 2006 at 87 and is buried in Chattanooga, Tennessee’s National Cemetery.So you may be asking yourself why I chose to write about Desmond today. Well I’m glad you had that thought so now I can tell you the rest of the story. You see he also held to his beliefs while serving this nation. His company assaulted a jagged escarpment taking a heavy-concent...