I have a new hero and his name is Desmond Doss.
Mel Gibson was recently in town for a preview showing of his latest movie Hacksaw Ridge. Hacksaw Ridge recounts the story of Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss. You probably don’t know his story, but his story is one Christians need to know. His example is one we need to emulate.
Desmond Doss was twenty-three when he enlisted in the Army in April 1942. Patriotic to the core and anxious to help America win the war over the Axis powers, Doss enlisted … as a conscientious objector.
Doss was willing to go to war, but he was unwilling to kill an enemy soldier or carry a weapon into combat because of his beliefs as a Christian.