Vietnam veterans against the war and other anti-war activists march in protest near Convention Hall in Miami, Fla., Aug. 22, 1972, as the Republican National Convention opened. Disabled Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, holding an upside down American flag as a symbol of distress, is seen in the march. (AP Photo)

Vietnam veterans against the war and other anti-war activists march in protest near Convention Hall in Miami, Fla., Aug. 22, 1972, as the Republican National Convention opened. Disabled Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, holding an upside down American flag as a symbol of distress, is seen in the march. (AP Photo)

Pin Still Of Tom Cruise And Ron Kovic In Born On The Fourth Of July on

Pin Still Of Tom Cruise And Ron Kovic In Born On The Fourth Of July on

Ron Kovic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ron Kovic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ron Kovic:U.S. Marine Corps-volunteered for first tour to Vietnam in 1965/he also volunteered for a second tour in 1968. He was shot in attack and as a result of his injuries left paralyzed from the chest down. Received a Bronze Star with V for valor and Purple Heart. They based a movie on the book he wrote.

Ron Kovic:U.S. Marine Corps-volunteered for first tour to Vietnam in 1965/he also volunteered for a second tour in 1968. He was shot in attack and as a result of his injuries left paralyzed from the chest down. Received a Bronze Star with V for valor and Purple Heart. They based a movie on the book he wrote.

Ron Kovic (author of Born on the Fourth of July) in Miami Beach for a demonstration during the 1972 GOP Convention.

Ron Kovic (author of Born on the Fourth of July) in Miami Beach for a demonstration during the 1972 GOP Convention.

Ron Kovic author and activist

Ron Kovic author and activist

"The truth demands justice" banner on front of stage, Dean Kahler and others including William Kunstler and Ron Kovic, are seated on stage (seventh annual commemoration)

"The truth demands justice" banner on front of stage, Dean Kahler and others including William Kunstler and Ron Kovic, are seated on stage (seventh annual commemoration)

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