Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor is the focus of the new Mel Gibson film coming out this November.

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Desmond Doss: The Hero of Hacksaw Ridge

By Nicholas Varangis

“One of the greatest heroes in American history never fired a bullet.” That is the tagline of Director Mel Gibson’s film, Hacksaw Ridge, which opened in theaters November 4, 2016. Read more

The U.S Medical Corps saved many lives during the Spanish American War but faced obstacles from within the ranks.

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Healing the Wounded in Cuba

By Keven M. Hymel

The khaki-clad soldiers wounded in the steaming jungles of Cuba during the Spanish-American War had distinct advantages over their Civil War brethren. Read more