Desmond Doss was not your average hero. He would become a Medal of Honor recipient, The United States of America’s highest and most prestigious military award. As a combat medic who saved many of his comrades’ lives in battle, without firing a single shot, because he didn’t take a weapon into combat, because of his religious beliefs Desmond Doss was born in 1919, in the state of Virginia, and was raised as a strict Seventh-day Adventist, A Christian denomination that believed that Saturday was the sabbath, and that the second coming of Jesus Christ was imminent. They also believed strongly in non-violence, and a healthy diet, based typically on a vegetarian diet. Doss had been raised with a strict belief in the bible, and when it came to the Ten Commandments, he took them to be the core values of how to lead his life. When World War 2 started, he was conflicted, as he believed the war was a just one, but he felt that to kill another human being under any circumstance was wrong.