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  • Holly Brockmeier

    Doss on top of the Maeda escarpment 04 May 1945. The rope seen in the picture is the one used by him to lower 75 wounded soldiers down the cliff on the following day.

  • Audra Hedger

    Desmond Doss, the only conscientious objector ever to receive the Medal of Honor. He lowered 75 wounded soldiers one at a time down this cliff in one day during WWII. Despite his refusal to carry a gun, his men respected him immensely.

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