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Desmond Thomas Doss Collection

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Desmond Thomas Doss Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Desmond Thomas Doss
State of Birth:
VA
Home State:
AL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
B Company, 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Guam (Mariana Islands); Leyte Island (Philippines); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Okinawa
Highest Rank
Corporal
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a medic and was the only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor in World War II. He earned the Medal of Honor for his service on Okinawa from 04/29/1945 to 05/21/1945.

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Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [4 items] -- Oral history interview
Photograph: Copy photographic print [6 items] -- Photographs
Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [4 items] -- Typewritten document
Contributor:
Michael Willie
Contributor:
Sarah Bowen
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
WRCB-TV Channel 3
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/32978
Subjects:
Doss, Desmond Thomas
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Desmond Thomas Doss Collection
(AFC/2001/001/32978), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2014-11-10
 

 

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