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.
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During the Battle of Okinawa, Doss' unit is informed that they are to relieve the 96th Infantry Division, which was tasked with ascending and securing the Maeda Escarpment ("Hacksaw Ridge"). On their arrival at Okinawa one soldier says "Killjoy was here". The actual term used by soldiers was "Kilroy was here." "Kilroy was here" was an American meme that became popular during World War II; it was typically seen in graffiti.
$15,190,758 (USA) (6 November 2016)
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