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President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 1 of 3.President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 2 of 3.
President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 1 of 3.President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 2 of 3.
President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 3 of 3.Medical Corpsman Desmond Doss and his wife, Dorothy, at the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital in Fishersville, Virginia, United States, fall 1945.
President Truman presenting the Medal of Honor to medical corpsman Desmond Doss at the White House, Washington DC, 12 Oct 1945. The medal was for actions on Okinawa, Japan. Photo 3 of 3.Medical Corpsman Desmond Doss and his wife, Dorothy, at the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital in Fishersville, Virginia, United States, fall 1945.
Portrait of medical corpsman Desmond Doss, late 1945. Note his ribbon for the Medal of Honor below his Combat Medic Badge. Ribbons also include the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster.
Portrait of medical corpsman Desmond Doss, late 1945. Note his ribbon for the Medal of Honor below his Combat Medic Badge. Ribbons also include the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster.
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