Local Veterans Service Organizations are invited to share their history, mission and upcoming events with guests, as an exhibitor, on the patio prior to the movie.
The documentary is filled with rich history, research, facts and interviews from family, friends, those who served with Doss, and Doss himself.
Following the screening a special Q&A time is set aside with the Gabe Videla, the Exec. Producer of The Conscientious Objector, to share Doss’s life and legacy.
Visit the historic Legacy of Valor Exhibit, a prominent display of artifacts, memorabilia, photos and examples of the Heroism of the MEDAL OF HONOR. The exhibit serves as a traveling museum describing and displaying the personal acts of VALOR of the United States Military.
COMING TO PRESCOTT for the evening of...
"Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"
Silvestre Herrera Jr. - “LEGACY OF VALOR MEDAL OF MERIT RECIPIENT” - Medal Escort
The Son of: US Army WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Silvestre Herrera Sr. , The First Medal of Honor Recipient of WWII for States of Arizona & Texas. The only Man in the World to be awarded The Medal of Honor from the United States & The Medal of Honor equivalency – “Premier Merito Militar” from the President of Mexico – President: Manuel Avila Camacho.
MOH Herrera, was the only one ever sanctioned by Congress & the President of The United States to wear both Medals at the same time
Desmond Doss Jr. – Son of US Army WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss Sr.
Mel Gibson’s WWII biopic, “Hacksaw Ridge,” tells the true story of MOH Desmond Doss, who was a conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. As an unarmed combat medic, MOH Doss rescued at least 75 soldiers wounded on the battlefield in Okinawa. He was twice awarded the bronze Star Medal for actions in Guam and the Philippines.
Pilar Jimenez – Sister of: USMC Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient Jose F. Jimenez
Jimenez' unit came under heavy attack by North Vietnamese Army soldiers concealed in well-camouflaged emplacements. Lance Corporal Jimenez reacted by seizing the initiative and plunging forward toward the enemy positions. He personally destroyed several enemy personnel and silenced an antiaircraft weapon. Shouting encouragement to his companions, Lance Corporal Jimenez continued his aggressive forward movement. He slowly maneuvered to within ten feet of hostile soldiers who were firing automatic weapons from a trench and, in the face of vicious enemy fire, destroyed the position. Although he was by now the target of concentrated fire from hostile gunners’ intent upon halting his assault, Lance Corporal Jimenez continued to press forward. As he moved to attack another enemy soldier, he was mortally wounded.
Richard Cochran Jr. – “LEGACY OF VALOR MEDAL OF MERIT RECIPIENT” - Medal Escort Team Leader
Vice President / Executive Director: Hispanic Medal of Honor Society, Board of Directors: World Memorial 911 Project.
Cochran has been the Military Protocol Adviser for Five Medal of Honor Recipients Final Missions, Event Coordinator for the Hispanic Medal of Honor Exhibitions – The Pentagon, The Defense Intelligence Agency, The 75th Commemorative Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, The Final Mission of: US Navy WWII Ray Chavez, The Oldest Living Survivor of Pearl Harbor In The World, The 75th Commemorative Anniversary of The Battle of The Bulge, Over 20 Military Installations ( Fort Hood, Fort Huachuca etc.…), Guardian Of National Treasures: ( Five Medal of Honor Recipients Medals, Medal of Honor Flag, Memorial Flags, Volley Shells, Patches & Pins ), The American Flag of The USS Missouri - Battleship BB-63 “Mighty MO or BIG MO” the Ship The Japanese Signed their Surrender & Treaty On Ending WWII )
Colonel Mike Droll - “LEGACY OF VALOR MEDAL OF MERIT RECIPIENT” – Medal Escort
Colonel Arizona Rangers – Command Leader just under the Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey for The State of Arizona
Col. Droll has Assisted in Protocol all over the World & United States with His Command Medal Escort Leader (Richard Cochran Jr.), The 75th Commemorative Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, The Final Mission of: US Navy WWII Ray Chavez, The Oldest Living Survivor of Pearl Harbor in The World, 106 years old), The 75th Commemorative Anniversary of Normandy, The 75th Commemorative Anniversary of The Battle of The Bulge.
Everyone is invited. Our hope is to reach our community with the powerful message of faith, honor, heroism, sacrifice and citizenship, and to impact the youth with this rare educational opportunity.
Non-ticketed Complimentary Public Event. Donations appreciated. Every donor will be entered into a drawing for a Pit Boss Pro BBQ courtesy of LOWE’S Prescott.
Proudly Sponsored by: LOWE’S of Prescott, the City of Prescott, HOPE FEST Arizona, HOPE Serves, Hispanic Medal of Honor Society, Arizona Rangers, CTS and Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.