Desmond Thomas Doss was an Army corporal who served as a combat medic during WW II. Doss enlisted in 1942 despite being offered a deferment due to his work in a shipyard. He was a devout Christian and vegetarian, who refused to carry a weapon and consequently became a medic. Desmond Doss was twice awarded the Bronze Star for actions in Guam and the Philippines. At the Battle of Okinawa, he distinguished himself by saving the lives of 75 men on Hacksaw Ridge. Doss was wounded four times in Okinawa. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions, he was the first Conscientious Objector to receive that honor.
The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress. It was first introduced in 1862. There have been 3500 medals awarded, with 40% of that number during the American Civil War.
This Desmond Doss History Mug is part of the Medal of Honor series.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.