Soldier and hero


President Harry Truman congratulates Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor. During the World War II invasion of Okinawa, Doss served with the 77th Infantry Division as a medic. He rendered medical aid to wounded comrades, often at great peril to himself, and continued to help others, even after suffering serious wounds.

National Archives, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer


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