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Desmond Doss: Hacksaw Ridge

Being Wounded

Monday May 21, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

Doss was wounded four times in Okinawa and was evacuated on May 21, 1945, aboard the USS Mercy. Doss suffered a left arm fracture from a sniper's bullet and at one point had seventeen pieces of shrapnel embedded in his body. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Okinawa.


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