Desmond T. Doss, a medic in the United States Army during World War II who saw action in Okinawa, made history by becoming the first American to be awarded the Medal of Honor without ever having fired a weapon. Desmond was a conscientious objector and refused to carry a weapon due to his religious beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist. Despite facing ridicule and discrimination from his fellow soldiers, Doss remained committed to his beliefs and saved the lives of countless soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. His bravery and selflessness earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow soldiers and the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor awarded in the United States.