‘Hacksaw Ridge’ grabs American heart

Leah Kelly , Archivist

Hacksaw Ridge, a thrilling real-life story, is taking over the theaters. The film is about pacifist Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garflied) being drafted into WWII. Even though he disagreed with the war, Doss served his country proud.
Doss was snubbed for refusing to bear arms by his fellow soldiers, but showed his true colors when he risked his life to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa. He was the first “conscientious objector” to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. This award was given to him based on the incredible amount of selflessness he showed on the battle field.
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ shows the true meaning of patriotism by showing a soldier that gave his all for his country even though he was a pacifist. This film has a remarkable message while still showing the true horrors of war.
The script was expertly written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, and beautifully brought to life by the actors. I would recommend going to see this gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage to remain true to one’s convictions.

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