Decorated conscientious objector buried with honours
"Desmond T. Doss Sr., 87, died March 23 in Piedmont, Alabama, where he and his wife, Frances, had been living with family.
"A horse-drawn hearse delivered the flag-covered casket to the grave site Monday in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Military helicopters flew overhead in a tribute formation.
"Doss had endured ridicule for his beliefs but 'remained true to his convictions even when it was not the most popular thing to do,' said Patti Parks, a retired Navy commander and director of the Medal of Honor Museum in Chattanooga."
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