Desmond Dawes went into war with out a weapon. He also was faced with heavy machine gun fire. Every time Desmond saved someone he prayed that he would save another. He saved over seventy people. He fought against Japan. Desmond was a middle child. They made a movie about him called Hacksaw Ridge. He was born on February 7 1919. He died on March 23 2006. He received a metal of honor. He refused to kill any man on the battlefield. When he went to war the year was 1944.