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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2023 9:07 p.m. PST

… Saved the Lives of 75 US Soldiers?


"Conscientious objector Desmond Doss staged one of the most daring rescues of the Second World War, risking life and limb to get 75 of his injured comrades to safety. As famous as his actions were, many have wondered where, exactly, Hacksaw Ridge is. Learn about the location, the Battle of Okinawa and Doss' immense bravery in the face of war.

Desmond Doss' actions on Hacksaw Ridge occurred during the Battle of Okinawa. Codenamed Operation Iceberg, the fighting took place between the US military and the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). The Americans landed on the island on April 1, 1945, in what was the largest amphibious invasion in the Pacific during the Second World War.

The overall operation lasted from April 1 June 22, 1945, with the ultimate goal being to take control of the primary air base on Okinawa and use it and the island as the American base for the planned invasion of Japan. While fighting through the rugged and difficult landscape, US troops took different fortified elevations from the Japanese, one of which was the Maeda Escarpment or Hacksaw Ridge…"


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14Bore20 May 2023 3:13 a.m. PST

Good article

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 3:15 p.m. PST

Happy for that…


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