Dominic Anderton

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Cpl. Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg, Va., receives the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Har... - Byron Rollins/AP Photo

Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg, Va., receives the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Har.

Desmond T. Doss (1919-2006) was the first conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Because of his religious beliefs, he refused to carry weapons and was thus assigned to the army's Medical Corp as a corpsman. His repeated acts of valor during the Battle of Okinawa,where he ignored intense enemy fire to keep treating and rescuing wounded comrades, led to his serious wounding on May 21, 1945. Today, he rests at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist, was the first of three conscientious objectors who agreed to serve in the US military in non-combatant roles and were subsequently awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration

Britain’s most decorated enlisted soldier in WW1 was a conscientious objector who never fired a shot. http://www.abroadintheyard.com/britains-most-decorated-enlisted-soldier-ww1-conscientious-objector/

Britain’s most decorated enlisted soldier in was a conscientious objector who never fired a shot