R | | Biography, Drama, History
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
13 September 2016 | trublu215
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Desmond T. Doss was not the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Alvin C. York was also a conscientious objector. Gary Cooper portrayed him in Sergeant York (1941). According to Wikipedia, York denied that he had been a conscientious objector. York carried a weapon; Doss did not.
Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow...
Recruits drilling in the background at Fort Jackson are using a step, cadence, and arm swing of the Austrailian Army, not the US Army. This reflects the filming location and the extras who, presumably were largely not familiar with proper US Army "quick time" drill which has a more natural shorter arm swing and cadence.
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