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Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic

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,...

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Ron Kovic: Breaking the Silence of the Night

The author of “Born on the Fourth of July” recounts his personal journey from a gung-ho U.S. Marine in Vietnam to an outspoken critic of that war, and how that transformation paved the way for his current activism against America’s campaign in Iraq.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


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In Pictures: Ron Kovic Today

Paralyzed from the chest down by Vietnam War wounds, and confined to a wheelchair for almost 40 years, Ron Kovic stands as a symbol of the brutality of war. He also exemplifies a man’s ability to transform such tragedy into a lifelong pursuit of peace—for himself and his country.  Listen to the audio, then come view the site’s Kovic photo gallery.

Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


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The Wounded of Iraq

The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq

Ron Kovic, veteran of the Vietnam War and author of the reissued classic “Born on the Fourth of July,” writes a compelling and empathetic piece on his personal experiences and concerns for a new generation of veterans returning from war.

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic

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.

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