• Mel Gibson poses for a photo at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Gibson directed a film about Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss in a new movie titled, "Hacksaw Ridge." (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Armed with faith: Gibson film shows WWII feats of medic

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Desmond Doss climbed up Hacksaw Ridge — a 400-foot high escarpment on the island of Okinawa with a wall of dug-in Japanese soldiers at the top — he carried his Bible, his combat medic supplies and the weight of his moral convictions, but no weapon.