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Doss, Desmond, 1919-2006


  • [Desmond Thomas Doss (b. February 7, 1919, Lynchburg, Va.-d. Mar. 23, 2006, Piedmont, Alabama), was the first conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. As a Private First Class, U.S. Army, he was assigned to the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, and received his award for bravery near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, between April 29 and May 21, 1945.]
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    • us: Doss, Desmond Thomas, 1919-2006
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19190207
    • Death Date

        20060323
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: United States. Army. Infantry, 307th
    • Birth Place

        Lynchburg (Va.)
    • Death Place

        Piedmont (Ala.)
    • Associated Locale

        Okinawa-shi (Japan)
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  • Sources

    • found: Doss, Frances M. Desmond Doss, 2005: CIP t.p. (Desmond Doss)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Mar. 27, 2006 (in obituary published Mar. 25: Desmond T. Doss; d. Thursday [Mar. 23, 2006], Piedmont, Ala., aged 87; as an unarmed Army medic, saved the lives of dozens of fellow soldiers under fire on Okinawa in World War II and became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor)
    • found: LC database, Mar. 27, 2006 (hdg.: Doss, Desmond Thomas, 1919- ; usage: Desmond T. Doss)
    • found: Congressional Medal of Honor Society WWW site search, Sept. 17, 2013 (Desmond T. Doss; b. Lynchburg, Va.; awarded for gallantry near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, April 29-May 21, 1945)
    • found: Wikipedia.org search, Sept. 18, 2013 (Desmond Thomas Doss; b. Feb. 7, 1919, Lynchburg, Va.; d. Mar. 23, 2006, Piedmont, Ala.; first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor; he was a Private First Class at the time of his Medal of Honor heroics; assigned to the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division ... for Near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, April 29, 1945-May 21, 1945)
    • notfound: NLC, Sept. 13, 2005.
  • General Notes

    • [Desmond Thomas Doss (b. February 7, 1919, Lynchburg, Va.-d. Mar. 23, 2006, Piedmont, Alabama), was the first conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. As a Private First Class, U.S. Army, he was assigned to the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division, and received his award for bravery near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, between April 29 and May 21, 1945.]
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