Author: Adam Palmer
Review: This is a fictionalized entertaining account of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector, who during WWII served as a medic with the U.S. Army. It is easy to read and the story telling style makes you think that the author is sitting there telling the story. While this story is fictionalized for entertainment value the reader should always remember that Desmond Doss was a real person who was awarded the Medal Of Honor for service rendered in the war in the Pacific. I would recommend this book for anyone who would like to read about real valor.
I gave this book a five star rating.
Thanks Frank for this review -
Synopsis: During WWII, a young man from Lynchburg, Virginia was drafted into the Army and sent to the 77th Infantry Division. When he arrived at camp for basic training, he promptly made it known that he was a pacifist and would be unwilling to take a life or even so much as touch a weapon. He did however say that he would be proud to serve his country as a medic, if they would let him.
No matter how much pressure the Army applied, the medic was unwilling to compromise his convictions. The other soldiers in his unit came to hate the conscientious objector, going so far as to throw their boots at him while he knelt by his bunk at night to pray.
When the men of Company B assaulted “Hacksaw Ridge” on the island of Okinawa, something happened that would change their opinion of the medic forever.
Paperback, 1st, 216 pages
Published November 24th 2014 by DJ Press
He worked with Leon Goldman, MD widely considered to be The Father of Laser Medicine in Surgery.
Palmer co-authored two research papers: CO2 Laser for Otosclerosis: safe energy parameters and Lasers for Otosclerosis: CO2 vs. Argon and KTP-532.
He is now employed as a medical laser technician at a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives in nearby Goshen with his wife and son.
Adam is an avid reader and first time writer. He enjoys electronics, builds and flies model rockets and holds an Amateur Extra Class ham radio license.