July 27, 2023
The New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America in conjunction with the Desmond Doss Foundation proudly presented a showing of the award winning film Hacksaw Ridge on July 27, 2023 at the Parkway Theater in West Jefferson, NC.
The admission was FREE TO ALL and the audience exceeded 100 attendees! A free will offering was also made in a request to persons in attendance and netted over $600 that was shared in equal amounts with the Desmond Doss Foundation.
The New River Chapter membership were encouraged to share information about the showing to friends and colleges. Members who attended included Steve Tucker, Don Goodhart, Bob Clark, Doug Ehrhardt and honorary member Pam Garner.
Of special significance, the Chapter's Chair of Programs, COL Charles Knapp, MC, USA (Ret.) a MOAA life member, was a special consultant for the film and attended production in Australia during the making of the movie where he met Mel Gibson and many of the principle actors. Charles was recognized in the credits that were shown at the conclusion of the film.