WHAT: Members of the media are invited on Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:00 – 11:00 am to a private viewing of a display showcasing personal items once belonging to Desmond Doss, on whom the film “Hacksaw Ridge” was based.

The collection of memorabilia was bequeathed to Loma Linda University after Doss’ death in 2006. Items on display include Doss’ decorated uniform, the Congressional Medal of Honor and other awards and honors received during his lifetime.

Lori Curtis, chair of the department of archives and special collections will be on hand to talk about the history and significance of the memorabilia.

The items will be on display at Loma Linda University beginning Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Heritage Research Center inside the Del E. Webb Memorial Library.

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 10

WHERE: Heritage Research Center inside the Del E. Webb Memorial Library, 11072 Anderson St, Loma Linda.

Street parking is available on Anderson Street or University Ct.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Briana Pastorino, 909-558-8357 or


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