6 Facts About Ron Kovic

1. On January 20, 2008 Ron Kovic commemorated the fortieth anniversary of being paralyzed by shots in the Vietnam War.

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2. In 1974, Ron Kovic took a disabled wheelchair group, Veterans of Vietnam, to a 17-day hunger strike inside the office of Senator Alan Cranston in Los Angeles.

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3. In 1964 Ron Kovic joined the Marines and was sent to fight in the Vietnam War.

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4. On January 20, 2008, Ron Kovic observed his 40th anniversary of having been shot and paralyzed in the Vietnam War.

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5. In 1974, Ron Kovic led a group of disabled Vietnam War veterans in wheelchairs on a 17-day hunger strike inside the Los Angeles office of Senator Alan Cranston.

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6. In high school, Ron Kovic was a wrestler and pole vaulter, and hoped to be a major league baseball player after graduation.

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