LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - An animal rights organization will be honoring a Lynchburg hero Tuesday. PETA will be presenting a plaque to honor Desmond T. Doss posthumously for being a lifelong vegetarian.
Doss, best known for saving 75 people during the battle of Okinawa, was a Seventh Day Adventist. His believed he should not take any life, including that of an animal, according to PETA.
On Tuesday, February 7, Doss' birthday, a plaque will be presented to the Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy.
Doss is the only conscientious objector to receive the Congressional medal of honor.
"Hacksaw Ridge," the film about Doss, has been nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture, best director, and best actor.