Desmond Doss, the only conscientious objector ever to receive the Medal of Honor. He lowered 75 wounded soldiers one at a time down this cliff in one day during WWII. Despite his refusal to carry a gun, his men respected him immensely.
Two photographs, taken in quick succession by Victor E. Morris, showing The London Rifle Brigade arriving at East Grinstead on 10th September 1914. The fact that Victor Morris was a Conscientious Objector to military service during the First World War did not prevent him from producing picture postcards on a military theme.East Grinstead Photographers
Peaceful Warrior: Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Doss heroically served America in WWII as an army medic, treating and rescuing dozens of men under heavy fire on Okinawa without ever carrying a weapon or firing a shot. Desmond Doss: a true Christian, a true pacifist, and a true patriot.
Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and one of only three so honored (the others are Thomas W. Bennett and Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr.). He was a Corporal (Private First Class at the time of his Medal of Honor heroics) in the U.S. Army assigned to the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division.
Desmond T. Doss received his draft notice in April of 1942 but his religious convictions were at odds with the idea of killing. He was given Conscientious Objector status due to his religious beliefs, yet, as strange as it may seem, he decided to remain in the Army only if he could be a medic.