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Ron Kovic Continues To Fight For Fellow Vets

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Ron Kovic's name is almost instantly recognizable to several generations of Americans. 

Tom Cruise played Kovic, a wounded Vietnam War veteran, in the Oscar-winning "Born on the Fourth of July." 

Kovic followed the book upon which the movie was based with a prequel just out called Hurricane Street

It tells the story of activism by Kovic and others to get better health care for all vets.  Ron Kovic visits the Exchange to talk about his life and his continued activism.   

Extra: Bruce Springsteen wrote a foreword for a new edition of Born on the Fourth of July and reads it in the audio version (see below).

Audio book courtesy Audible

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.