A soldier who refused to carry a weapon, but saved 100 lives and received the title of hero… See how

Many go to war to protect their country. Some become heroes, but what about a person who doesn’t want to kill people?

The example of American Desmond Doss shows that one can become a hero without spilling someone else’s blood.The mother raised the boy in the spirit of Adventism.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II, Doss was working at the Newport News shipyard. That work was like armor for him.

However, on April 1, 1942, Doss was voluntarily drafted into the army. On August 17, before leaving for the front,

he married Adventist Dorothy Shute. But when he was assigned to the 44th South Carolina Rifle Division, problems arose.

The thing was, as a child, Doss had witnessed a fight. Doss had vowed never to carry a weapon after terrible childhood memories… No force in the world made him break his oath.

The interesting thing is that Doss himself never considered himself a pacifist and did not refuse to join the service. On the contrary, he sincerely wanted to fulfill his duty for the motherland.

He simply could not pick up a weapon, even during training. Doss saw the only way out of breaking the sixth commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ in becoming a military doctor.

But the command could not take into account the individual wishes and preferences of everyone and sent him to the front

On the front lines, Doss was seen as a coward and a believer by the soldiers, which is why they often mocked him.

And here the boy was brought before a military tribunal for disobeying the commander’s direct order.

Eventually, Doss’s father contacted the military chaplain, who in turn called the regimental commander.

After many trials, Doss managed to become a military doctor without ever picking up a weapon.

Wading under enemy fire, knee-deep in mud, Doss carried the wounded off the battlefield, seemingly oblivious to the mortal danger.

In 1944 In December, he went to another hot spot on the front line, the Philippine island of Leyte.

Of the hundreds of Americans who invaded the mountains and counterattacked, only three hundred returned. However, one man refused to come down from the mountains.

At night, a few meters away from the Japanese positions, he looked for the wounded, bandaged them and carried them to his tent.

Then one soldier after another was roped down from the mountains, one soldier every ten minutes. That man was Desmond Doss, who had already proven his courage.

He believes he has pulled 50 people out of the mountains during that time. He was given the title of hero for his bravery, and witnesses say about 100 people.

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