Decorated conscientious objector buried with honors





The only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor in World War II has been buried at a national cemetery with a 21-gun salute.

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.



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