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.
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) USA Universal War D: Oliver Stone. Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic. With Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Lili Taylor, Stephen Baldwin, Ed Lauter, Bob Gunton, Mike Starr, John C. McGinley, Vivica A. Fox. 02/02