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I read about the amazing story of Desmond Doss and wonder if the Japanese at all aware, during the Battle of Okinawa of the extent of his actions at the time? I know a few individual Japanese would have noticed him helping them, but were any Japanese aware of how much he was doing this, the scale of his accomplishment, or of his refusal to kill? After the war, were his actions ever recognized officially by Japan, such as through some ceremony, award, or meeting of some of the former Japanese soldiers involved?

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    I see nothing in your link that suggests he aided the Japanese in any way, except of course for not killing any of them. This in itself doesn't seem to me to merit official recognition by the Japanese. – TonyK Jul 2 at 16:08

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