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  • Virginia, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 1, 1942

    Desmond Doss: Hacksaw Ridge

    World War II service

    Virginia, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 1, 1942

    Before the outbreak of World War II, Doss was employed as a joiner at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. He chose military service, despite being offered a deferment because of his shipyard work, on April 1, 1942, at Camp Lee, Virginia. He was sent to Fort Jackson in South Carolina for training with the reactivated 77th Infantry Division. Meanwhile, his brother Harold served aboard the USS Lindsey.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    Ronald Reagan

    National Duty

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    On April 18, 1942, Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time. Due to his poor eyesight, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.




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