Friday, March 24, 2006

RIP, Desmond Doss

From the Mudville Gazette comes news that Mr. Doss passed away at the age of 87.

Mr. Doss was a Medal of Honor winner during WWII. He was also a Seventh Day Adventist, and thus would not carry a gun, nor a bayonet, nor eat meat, nor take any life. He could have been a Conscientious Objector, but he declined.

Here's the link to Mr. Doss's story, care of Chaotic Synaptic Activity.

Mr. Doss was truly an American hero and uttlerly self-affacing, which is why is remained relatively unknown during his life.

(H/T: The Mudville Gazette)