The film tells the true story of Cpl. Desmond Doss (Garfield), who joined the service as a medic but because he was a Seventh-day Adventist, also stood by his religious beliefs and was a WWII conscientious objector, refusing to touch a gun.
Doss is eventually sent to Okinawa, where he was involved in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, a two-week confrontation between U.S. and Japanese soldiers that took place on “Hacksaw Ridge” on the Japanese island. Doss became the first objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Watch the trailer above.