Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 15, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Bazaar

By Ron Kovic

Also by This Author

Born on the Fourth of July

 

Born on the Fourth of July

By Ron Kovic



 

Featured Bazaar Items

 

Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirt

$22

Be cute as a button and smart as a whip.

 

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

 

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

By Nick Turse

$30.00

 

Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right

 

Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right

By E. J. Dionne Jr.

$12.11

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

 

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

By Christopher de Bellaigue

$27.99

 

Hard Road West

 

Hard Road West

By Keith Heyer Meldahl

$16.50

 

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

 

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

By Graham Robb

$19.11

About the Author

Ron Kovic served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In combat on Jan. 20, 1968, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He became one of the best-known peace activists among the veterans of the war.

Kovic was born in Ladysmith, Wis., and grew up in Massapequa, N.Y. His autobiography, "Born on the Fourth of July," was adapted as an Academy Award-winning film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise as Kovic. Kovic received a Golden Globe for his screenplay adaptation of his autobiography.

Kovic is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq.

 

Truthdig Articles

01/19 Reflections on the Vietnam War: The Things a Warrior Knows

01/20 In the Presence of My Enemy: A Reflection on War and Forgiveness

12/31 Raise Your Voices, Protest, Stop These Wars

05/28 Stopping the War Machine: Military Recruiters Must Be Confronted

10/17 Ron Kovic’s ‘The Recruiters’


 


A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.