Desmond T. Doss was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is shown in the photo with his wife Dorothy and his son Desmond, Jr. at his Richmond, Virginia home (1948).
Muhammad Ali in Houston in 1967, to refuse Army induction (the old city hall building in background). Ali said he was a conscientious objector who would not serve in the Army of a country that treated members of his race as second-class citizens.
This web site aims to help you to understand the conscientious objector experience in Canada during the Second World War. Through pictures, words, and voices you will meet the men who chose to be COs. You will find out why they became COs and what happened to them during the war.
The Man Behind The Movie - Desmond Doss Of 'Hacksaw Ridge'
Corporal Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is shown in the photo with his wife Dorothy and his son Desmond, Jr. age one year, at his Richmond, VA home. Private First Class Doss risked his life by helping evacuate wounded from a cliff on Okinawa. He is credited with saving the lives of 75 men. He lowered the casualties down a cliff while his mates tossed more than 1200 hand grenades at the Japs. On one of his many other…