Desmond Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and was a Seventh Day Adventist, which meant he was a pacifist. He did not believe in violence and chose not to bear arms. He vowed not to kill.
During the Battle of Okinawa, he saved 75 soldiers that were left behind and wounded. He tied them in a special knot and lowered them safely down the ridge. After the war, Desmond Doss was awarded with many medals. He received the Medal of Honor. He received the purple heart.