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Reflections on the Vietnam War: The Things a Warrior Knows

This Memorial Day weekend, Truthdig republishes one of Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic’s reflections on the awful truth about war.

Posted on May 24, 2015 READ MORE

AP/Jason Redmond

Reflections on the Vietnam War: The Things a Warrior Knows

There is nothing in the lives of human beings more brutal and terrifying than war, and nothing more important than for those of us who have experienced it to share its awful truth.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE

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

Ron Kovic with his painting

Photo Essay: Ron Kovic Today

By Zuade Kaufman

Ron Kovic, the author of “Born on the Fourth of July,” the classic personal memoir about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, remains a committed activist.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE

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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