Cpl Desmond T. Doss, CMOH Winner, Passes Away

March 24th, 2006 by xformed

Black Five has the news of the passing of Desmond Doss.

Update 03/25/2006: Services for Desomnd Doss are in this newspaper article. He will be buried in Chattanoga, TN, on April 3rd.

I previously had written of the heroism of this man who lived for God on the 60th anniversary of Desmond Doss’ valour on Okinawa May 5th, 1945.

The movie of not only his selfless actions as an Army Medic, but of the life of a man who completely understood what it meant to have convictions and the stick by them, titled “The Conscientious Objector,” is here. I highly recommend you order your DVD copy and plan on hearing a story of someone incredible.

As a 3rd grader, I went on a walk with my dad and sisters in the sugar cane fields near MCAS Futema on Okinawa, where I was told the story of a man who would not carry a weapon, but saved almost every man in his company. That was striking enoough, but to hear man years later the path that man walked to do that is even more incredible.

I now regret not heading to his Church to shake his hand and let him know the inspiration he was across a career, and later in my personal life.

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