“I felt like it was an honor to serve God and country,” Desmond
said. “We were fightin’ for our religious liberty and freedom.”
he refused to carry a weapon because of his personal and religious
beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist
I wanna be like Christ go savin’ life instead of takin’ life and
that’s the reason I take up medicine.”
澳门新莆京娱乐， Desmond believed that his father would’ve killed his uncle (his
mother’s brother) if his mother hadn’t stepped in. Desmond vowed that
would be the last time he ever touched a gun.
Yes. “He was always helpful to people,” said his brother Harold
Instead, Desmond took after his mother, Bertha Doss, who taught him
about compassion, helping others, and the importance of following
His sister Audrey recalled a time when they were young and Desmond
went the extra mile to help victims of an accident.
Dorothy Schutte was not a nurse when she met Desmond. She didn’t get
her nursing degree until years later, after the war, when she needed to
help support their family. Desmond’s injuries and disabilities from the
war left him unable to have a full-time job.
The Hacksaw Ridge true story reveals that Desmond Doss married
Dorothy Schutte on August 17, 1942, before going on active duty.
7、因为拒服兵役而被送往conscientious objectors camp？
Yes, but he tried to explain to the army that he still wanted to be
in the military and do his part, just without having to kill.
“You know, he’d say his prayers at night and everything, and some
guys took their shoes and threw shoes at him and threw things at him,
made fun of him right out in the open,”
After a month of being in the infantry, the army decided to grant
him his wish and transferred him back to the medical corps.
Yes. As a Seventh-day Adventist, he believed in an adherence to the
Fourth Commandment, which says to keep the Sabbath day holy. This meant
from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday, he devoted himself to
“and I suggested that, in my opinion, Doss should be transferred.”
It should be noted that after later fighting alongside Desmond, Jack
Glover’s opinion of him changed entirely. “
Yes, as his officers grew less tolerant of his refusal to bear arms
or work on Saturdays, they convened a meeting to discharge him on a
Section 8 for mental instability.
‘ To me, I feel I’d be a very poor Christian to accept a Section 8
off my religion.” Desmond told Colonel Cooney he would be just as good
of a soldier as him. The officers relented and knew Washington would
never approve a Section 8 solely on religious grounds.
Yes, but things didn’t escalate as far as they do in the movie.
While training in the U.S., an officer by the name of Capt. Cunningham
got into an argument with Desmond and told him only those men who
participated in rifle training were allowed passes to go into town.
his father contacted the chairman of the church’s War Service
Commission in Washington, Carlyle B. Haynes. The chairman made a call to
the regimental commander, Colonel Stephen S. Hamilton, asking if it was
necessary for him to come investigate the situation with Desmond Doss.
Yes. “When the train pulled out, I waved goodbye to her, and I tell
you, it leaves you a very low feeling, knowing you may have seen your
wife for the last time,” recalled Desmond.
It seems likely that this is true, at least according to the stories
told by some of his comrades who found an American bandage on an enemy
soldier. “I don’t know how bad the man was hit,” said a fellow soldier,
“but there was one found with a bandage on his arm, an American
A fact-check of the Hacksaw Ridge movie supports that the United
States invaded the island of Okinawa in order to use the island as an
air base for an invasion of mainland Japan
Okinawa’s Maeda Escarpment is an approximately 350-foot high ridge
that runs across most of the island of Okinawa. “The Japanese had been
there for years,” said the real Desmond Doss. “They had that mountain
honeycombed and camouflaged, it looked like natural terrain. That’s what
we had to face.”
Yes, and medic Desmond Doss was one of the three men who volunteered
to go up the ridge and hang the cargo nets (something not shown in the
movie). They were the same cargo nets that the men had used to climb
down from the army personnel carriers into the landing crafts that took
“Between me and my buddy was these hand grenades,” said Desmond.
“All I had to do was just pull the pin and I knew I had some Japanese.”
Realizing that taking out the enemy in the hole would protect his men
from possible death, he later said that this was the greatest temptation
of his life. “I thought of what I heard before, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’
God gave life and I didn’t want to take life.”
Yes. The Japanese focused on taking out medics in order to
demoralize their enemy.
“I had these men up there and I shouldn’t leave ’em,” said Desmond.
“They were my buddies, some of the men had families, and they trust me.
I didn’t feel like I should value my life above my buddy’s, so I decided
to stay with them and take care of as many of them as I could. I didn’t
know how I was gonna do it.”
Falling back on his experience helping rescue flood victims when he
was younger, Doss fashioned a special sling that enabled him to lower
the men one by one to safety.
While lowering the men down the ridge, the Japanese had a clear shot
at Desmond Doss. Though it’s not depicted in the movie, one Japanese
soldier recalled having Desmond in his sights, but every time he went to
fire, his gun jammed.
Doss estimated the number of lives he saved to be 50, but his
commanding officer wanted to credit him with saving 100 lives, so they
compromised at 75 (Library of Virginia).
“When you have explosions and bursts so close you can practically
feel it, and not get wounded up there when I should have been killed a
number of times. I know who I owe my life to as well as my men. That’s
why I like to tell this story to the glory of God, because I know from
the human standpoint, I should not be here.”
Given that Desmond was the only medic left in B Company, he agreed
to go but requested that he first be given time to read his Bible.
So I just quickly took my left foot and threw it back to where I
thought the grenade might be, and throw my head and helmet to the
ground. And not more than half a second later, I felt like I was sailin’
through the air. I was seein’ stars I wasn’t supposed to be seein’, and
I knew my legs and body were blown up.
Desmond gave up his stretcher to the man, but while waiting for help
to come back, he was wounded again, this time by a sniper’s bullet that
shattered his left arm.
Yes. In a letter home to his wife Dorothy, written on May 31, 1945,
he informed her that while being treated on the hospital ship Mercy, he
realized he had lost his little Bible when he was wounded.
“I knew if I ever once compromised, I was gonna be in trouble,” said
Desmond, “because if you can compromise once, you can compromise
After WWII, Desmond received a modest pension from the military, but
due to his disabilities from his injuries, his wife Dorothy got her
nursing degree and had to work full-time to help with their income (in
the movie she is already a nurse when they meet).
They grew their own fruits and vegetables to help sustain themselves
and eventually farmed the land. Desmond also worked part-time as a
cabinetmaker and tried various other jobs that his health would allow,
including raising tropical fish, door-to-door sales, and working as a