PETA awards Lynchburg hero Desmond Doss the Hero to Animals award

LYNCHBURG, VA. (WDBJ7) A Lynchburg hero featured in the Oscar-nominated movie "Hacksaw Ridge" is getting recognition from PETA.

The animal rights agency has awarded Desmond Doss the Hero to Animals award. In addition to refusing to use a gun while in the army, he was also a lifelong vegetarian.

The award was presented at Desmond Doss Christian Academy on what would have been his 98th birthday.