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The Conscientious Cooperator: Lynchburg's Desmond Doss

  • Lynchburg Museum 901 Court Street Lynchburg, VA, 24504 United States (map)

Michael Hudson, Executive Director of Avoca Museum in Altavista, will chronicle the details of the life of Lynchburg’s own Corporal Desmond Doss. The program, titled The Conscientious Cooperator, will be presented Friday, May 18th at 3 p.m. at the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street.

Doss, a highly decorated US Army combat medic, served with distinction despite his unwillingness to handle a firearm. His incredible story was recently dramatized in the award-winning Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield. Join us for this tribute to an outstanding son of the Hill City and hear details of his backstory, wartime service, and postwar legacy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what the film left out!

The program is free for members of the Lynchburg Museum System and $10 per person for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. 
Michael Hudson, Executive Director of Avoca Museum, is a native-born Lynchburger, local historian, and former Sunday School student of Mr. Doss. His undergraduate and graduate degrees were earned at Liberty University. He has closely studied and lectured on a wide variety of local historical personalities, especially those associated with nearby Campbell County. 

Later Event: June 1
June First Friday