If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement Hacksaw Ridge R - 4. Based on true events: During WWII a conscientious objector Andrew Garfield enlists in the US Army but suffers condemnation from other recruits and recriminations from his commanding officers. Finally cleared to serve as a medic in Okinawa, he works alone to save 75 wounded men, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts, without ever using a weapon.
Despite that, physical abuse and even a court martial trial, Desmond perseveres, and through a stroke of luck and his father's intervention, the would-be medic is allowed to continue. He ultimately ends up in Okinawa with Sgt. Howell and Capt. Their objective is to ascend a sheer, several hundred foot tall cliff and take a piece of land that's become known as Hacksaw Ridge due to the carnage inflicted by the Japanese forces positioned there.