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Interview with Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic- Author of "Born on the Fourth of July"

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  • #16
    Originally posted by III Corps View Post

    Mr. Kovic volunteered for service Vietnam.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Kovic
    That Goes to support Kovic as a patriot. Point stands the US sent Kovic to the Vietnam war. During war time not all military members are sent to a theater of war.
    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

    George S Patton

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Massena View Post

      Yes-Oliver Stone-my error.

      Could you name any Vietnam veteran who was given a hero's welcome when they came home? Some were spit on and were reviled by the cowards in the anti-war movement.

      Give us a break. Your version of 'history' is laughable.
      There were a number of parades so some vets did receive a positive welcome.

      I think your missing the key point as did III Corps. The United States chose to get involved in a conflict between north and south Vietnam, as a result men like Kovic were sent into war.

      Kovic as a result of US gov actions was paralyzed from the waist down..he can’t walk on his own , use the bathroom on his own or have children..living as a paraplegic is very difficult..it’s a life altering experience it’s not like twisting an ankle or breaking a bone.. spinal injuries can effect folks for their entire life and Kovic described himself as a “walking dead man” after his injury. Imagine being hooked up to a catheter for all of life as a result of an injury sustained in a war America got involved in....I think Kovic was influenced by his brutal injury and later in life rallied against the war to prevent further loss to Americans.
      Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
      Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

      George S Patton

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post

        There were a number of parades so some vets did receive a positive welcome.

        I think your missing the key point as did III Corps. The United States chose to get involved in a conflict between north and south Vietnam, as a result men like Kovic were sent into war.

        Kovic as a result of US gov actions was paralyzed from the waist down..he can’t walk on his own , use the bathroom on his own or have children..living as a paraplegic is very difficult..it’s a life altering experience it’s not like twisting an ankle or breaking a bone.. spinal injuries can effect folks for their entire life and Kovic described himself as a “walking dead man” after his injury. Imagine being hooked up to a catheter for all of life as a result of an injury sustained in a war America got involved in....I think Kovic was influenced by his brutal injury and later in life rallied against the war to prevent further loss to Americans.
        I completely understand the problemo-Kovic is a cry baby who can't deal with his wounds and the cause for them. He volunteered for his second tour, was seriously wounded, and instead of doing something constructive with his life, chose to turn against those with whom he served. Like I said, he's a scumbag and a disgrace. He sold out those with whom he served.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Massena View Post

          I completely understand the problemo-Kovic is a cry baby who can't deal with his wounds and the cause for them. He volunteered for his second tour, was seriously wounded, and instead of doing something constructive with his life, chose to turn against those with whom he served. Like I said, he's a scumbag and a disgrace. He sold out those with whom he served.
          Like The man or not Kovic Has done a lot of good to affect positive changes at veterans hospitals across America. He also has helped fellow disabled veterans on a personal level.

          ——-”Kovic, who gets his healthcare at the Long Beach VA, told me a story about being asked to say a word to a hospitalized Iraq War vet there a few years ago.

          Kovic wheeled over to the patient, who lay in a bed, and saw a long-ago version of himself.

          The vet was young, paralyzed, dejected and afraid.

          For all Kovic’s rage at the endless, enduring cost of war, he knew there was only one thing to say.

          “I simply said, ‘Is there anything I can do to help you? What do you need, brother?’”———

          https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lat...ml%3f_amp=true
          Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
          Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

          George S Patton

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          • #20
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
              ...Point stands the US sent Kovic to the Vietnam war...
              Suit yourself. Volunteering and being sent are two different things.

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              • #22
                Yes they are. And by volunteering you're taking your chances on your call, not the government's.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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