True Heroism


This week I took the time to go and see the new film Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson. It was about the inspiring true story of Desmond Doss who was a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during WWII. This story was the pinnacle of heroism. His belief was he would not kill no matter what, he wouldn’t even touch a gun. He was able to get those 75 men back to safety by himself, in enemy territory, without firing a single shot. He had to sneak through japanese tunnels, hide himself under a dead body, and he had to lower the injured bodies off the top of the ledge. It was a mind blowing story. It is hard to believe someone did this in real life. The fact that someone was able to do that is why I loved the film so much. He was a true, American hero and every time he saved a man he prayed, “Please God, help me get one more”. If that is not inspiring I don’t know what is.


After watching the film I was reminded of how much appreciation I have for our country’s military. Every day these men and woman fight for our freedom so we don’t have to. I am so thankful for our veterans like Desmond Doss, my grandfathers, my father, my uncles, and my cousin. Thanks to their bravery and their sacrifice, I can live my life in this great country every day. They are truly inspiring and great role models. So a big shout out to our soldiers and veterans, we honor you and thank you! Have a great Veteran’s Day!

-Photo of my Father in his Marine Uniform!


-Hacksaw Ridge Official Trailer!

-Added Bonus. The true story of Desmond Doss in WWII.


2 thoughts on “True Heroism

  1. I’m not a big Mel Gibson fan–besides being a rather personally loathsome man, his movies often seem to be violence pornography. But, I’m a sucker for WWII stories, partly, I’m sure, because Army Capt. Otto Sheller served in the ETO (Otto was my dad). I may have to see this movie. Did you ever watch the HBO series “Band of Brothers?” It’s another true WWII story, well told.


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