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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.
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BiographyAdam Palmer earned a degree in Laser Electro-optics Technology and then went on to teach at Vincennes University. 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 teaching hospital in Cincinnati where he lives with his wife and son. InterestsAdam is an avid reader, enjoys electronics, builds model rockets and has an Extra Class amateur radio license.Review:
"Got started reading it, and can't put it down. It's written as a fictional story, but about a very real person.." -Desmond Doss Jr.
"For those of us who were in the service, there are many instances that will make you say to yourself, "Yeah, that's exactly the way it was!" If you weren't in the service, or not of that era, trust me - he's got it right." -Starin
"The battles are so realistic that you might think the author was actually there in the midst of it." -Smith
"This was such a wonderfully written story of a unsung hero." -Byrne
"Readers will be drawn to him and his kindness, and within just a few pages, care about him and hope he makes it home from war in one piece. Recommended for readers with a particular interest in WWII, especially for seeing how religious faith may have played a role in the experiences of some G.I.s." -Historic Novel Society
"Historically speaking, Palmer was right on point with everything, from training in the US to the deployment of the 77th in the Pacific." - Astroclone.Wordpress.com
"If you are looking for a good read, check out "The Medic." You won't be disappointed." -- Jennifer Holik, author of the "Stories from the World War II Battlefield" World War II research book series
"It is easy to read and the story telling style makes you think that the author is sitting there telling the story." - bookhimdanno.blogspot.com reviews
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111492898562