Desmond Doss Honored with U.S. Stamp

medal-of-honorOn November 27, 2013, Mark Kellner reported on the Adventist Reviewwebsite that Desmond Doss has been honored by inclusion on a collection of U.S. stamps commemorating Medal of Honor Winners. The article begins:

The back of panes carrying self-adhesive “World War II Medal of Honor” U.S. commemorative stamps released in Washington, D.C., on November 11, 2013, bear the name of a Seventh-day Adventist who received the nation’s highest military honor, but who also refused to carry a weapon.

Desmond T. Doss, Sr., was a lifelong Adventist who in World War II was credited with saving the lives of 75 wounded soldiers during a battle on Okinawa. He was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor, presented to him by then-U.S. president Harry S. Truman in a White House ceremony. He was one of 464 people to receive the Medal of Honor during the conflict.

The complete article is available here.

Note: The included photo was copied from the above Adventist Review article.