Inscribed to Gen. Colin Powell, the first edition of Desmond Doss: In God’s Care.
Octavo, [viii], 190pp, . Paperback, title and illustrations on covers. No additional printings mentioned. Housed in blue cloth clamshell, title in gilt on spine. Signed on the cover page and title page by Desmond T. Doss. Additional inscription opposite title page: “To General Colin L. Powell, U.S.A. (Ret.) 7/27/98. God Bless You, Desmond D. / Prov. 3:5, 6.”
Desmond Doss (1919-2006) was a conscientious objector due to his religious convictions as a Seventh-day Adventist. He served as a combat medic in the Pacific Theater, earning two Bronze Stars and the Medal of Honor. He was the only conscientious objector to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II. His story received national attention in 2016 with the release of Hacksaw Ridge, an Academy Award nominated film depicting the life of Corporal Doss. Provenance: Potomac Auction House, Lot 510, Estate of Colin Powell.