Kovic, Ron

Born: Jul 04, 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

1946 - Born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on the 4th of  July.

1964 - Served in US Marine Corps in Vietnam War.

1968 - In combat on the 20th of January, he was shot and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

1972 - Disrupted Richard Nixon's renomination acceptance speech at Republican National Convention.

1974 - He led a group of disabled Vietnam Veterans in wheelchairs on a 17-day hunger strike inside the Los Angeles office of Senator Alan Cranston.

1976 - Kovic was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, seconding the nomination of draft resister Fritz Efaw for Vice President of the United States.

2003 - In November, he joined protests in London against the visit of George W. Bush.

2007 - In March, Kovic checked into the Ernst Bors Spinal Chord Injury ward of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, California, for an undisclosed illness.

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