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Desmond Doss
"The Hero Without a Gun"

Desmond T. Doss was a real-life Seventh-Day Adventist and a conscientious objector who became a war hero as a medic. Desmond Doss is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in Seventh-Day Adventist history and his name is well known among Seventh-Day Adventists, although most non-SDAs are unfamiliar with him.

Desmond Doss has been the subject of books, films and at least two comic book adaptations.

True Comics #48, featuring war hero and war medic Desmond Doss, a Seventh-Day Adventist

From: Michigan State University Libraries website (http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/rri/hrri/hero.htm; viewed 1 August 2007):

"Hero Without a Gun : PFC Desmond Doss" 5 p. in True Comics,
   no. 48 (Apr. 1946) -- SUMMARY: A Seventh Day Adventist
   conscientious objector wins the Medal of Honor as a
   front-line medic on Okinawa.
   1. Doss, Desmond--Comic books, strips, etc. I. PFC Desmond
   Doss. k. Seventh Day Adventists. k. Conscientious
   Objectors. k. Medal of Honor. k. Front-Line Medics. k.
   Medics. k. Okinawa. k. Guns. Call no.: PN6728.1.P3T7no.48

Medal of Honor Special comic book, featuring war hero and war medic Desmond Doss, a Seventh-Day Adventist

From: "Medal of Honor Special" product page on official Dark Horse Comics website (http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=33-642; viewed 1 August 2007):

Medal of Honor Special
Artist: Various
Cover Artist: Joe Kubert
Genre: Non-Fiction

Dark Horse Comics is proud to present this masterpiece of true wartime experiences fully sanctioned by the United States Congressional Medal of Honor Society. This special edition features two different tales of acts of courage based upon the real lives of Medal of Honor recipients, Lt. Charles Q. Williams and Sgt. Desmond Doss, adapted by comics author and Vietnam veteran Doug Murray. The first chapter titled "Night of Hell" is masterfully illustrated by comics legend Joe Kubert, who actually met Lt. Williams. The second story titled, "The Bible Tells Me So," features the sensational artwork of penciller Steven Lieber. Both stories are beautifully colored by Matthew Hollingsworth. With 32 pages of cover-to-cover action, this issue also features a cover by Joe Kubert.

Publication Date: Apr 01, 1994
Format: Full color
Price: $2.50

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