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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:59 PM
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WB airing 'Born on the 4th of July' right now. Better to have
done this 3 or 4 weeks ago...
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:01 PM
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1. I actually asked my Husband
if he had heard anything about Ron Kovic lately the other day. He said that he hadn't... Wonder where he is and what he is up to these days?
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:16 PM
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2. I believe I saw him on tv during the campaign
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:21 PM by starroute
I'm having trouble finding any current mentions of him, but here's a fairly recent writeup and a picture.

http://www.military.com/Content/MoreContent?file=ML_kov...




On edit:

Found a Wolf Blitzer interview from January 2003 about the then-upcoming anti-war demonstration
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0117-11.htm

A longish article from June 2003
http://www.oz.net/~vvawai/general/RonKovic.html

And a December 2003 photo with Tom Cruise at the premiere of Last Samurai
http://www.absolutenow.com/photos/6059_cruise66745387.h...
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:31 PM
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3. Thanks for the photo of Mr. Kovic, a true hero.
I lived that movie (except the wheelchair part). I wonder who Iraq-nam's Ron Kovic will be.
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:09 PM
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4. Thank you so much for posting this...
Ron Kovic is a man to look up to, a True hero. Fighting the good fight even years after the fact. I cry everytime I watch Born on the Fourth of July, Tom Cruise did an outstanding job. Ron Kovic, a True American Hero. My :tinfoilhat: is off to him.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:12 PM
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5. Our local WB showed it earlier today ...
It was all I could do, to not cry near the end when Cruise (as Kovic) was trying to get into the Puke convention, and of course their reaction calling him a commie and a traitor for opposing the war ...

The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh ??


:hippie:
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