Although the venue was filled to capacity, people lined up at the Hudson Library & Historical Society event to hear Dr. Charles Knapp on October 16, 2017 in Hudson, Ohio. He enlightened a packed house of approximately 180 people about the legacy of Desmond Doss, the hero of the highly acclaimed movie Hacksaw Ridge.
Knapp captivated the audience as well as educated them, and most importantly, honored his friend by spreading the word of Mr. Doss' legacy. Attendees, some who had seen the movie and some who had not, appreciated hearing the history of this American hero from one who had known him and had seen the development of the movie as well as the commitment Desmond Doss had for future generations in his later years. [Read More]
Some might say Shirley is an unlikely runner in the upcoming race, but those that know her understand its significance.
Shirley Zanes, one of our marathon contest winners, is set to run the Desmond Doss Memorial 4 Bridges Half Marathon Sunday morning. Until two weeks ago, running a race or marathon was a distant goal.
Zanes was diagnosed with lupus in 2000-2001 and had become steadily more dependent on medications. Having grown up with a father who was a pharmaceutical rep, she bought into pills being a cure-all.
June 2016 was a turning point. Zanes realized if she didn't make drastic changes in her life, she might die. Inspired by her husband who began working with a personal trainer, she decided to give exercise and nutrition a try. [Read More]
Click here for a page dedicated to answering the most common inquiries about desmond Doss and Hacksaw Ridge, the movie.
During the spring of 1965, I received orders and was shipped to the U.S. Army Hospital in Okinawa.
Just 20 years prior to my arrival on Okinawa, up to one third of the island's population had been killed in battles fought there during WWII, between Japan and the United States. Okinawans generally blamed the American military for these deaths and had deep disdain for Americans, especially the military.
However, in the Adventist environment, relations between Okinawans and Americans were very different. I attribute much of this to what I call the "Desmond Doss Effect." [Read More]
It's almost here. And it's going to be big.
More than seventy years ago an unlikely hero saved the lives of dozens of American soldiers in the midst of a hail of enemy gunfire during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now his story is about to explode onto movie screens all over the world, and the international press are hailing the movie as a potential Oscar winner. [Read More]
Published on Apr 29, 2012
Ted Wilson - The story of Desmond Thomas Doss - [View Video]