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Born on the Fourth of July

  • Type: Film

On Writing "Born on the Fourth of July"

I was writing it as my last will and testament. I was having heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, nightmares, and I didn't think I was going to live to be 30. - Ron Kovic



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  • Massapequa, Ron Kovic grew up in Massapequa, New York
  • Vietnam, "Born on the Fourth of July" is set in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, 1968.

Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1968/01/20 While leading a reconnaissance mission north of the Cua Viet River near the village of My Loc, Ron Kovic is shot by North Vietnamese soldiers, paralyzing him from the chest down. Vietnam
1974/09/00 Fall of 1974, Ron Kovic rolls his wheelchair into the Sears store on Colorado Ave in Santa Monica and buys a typewriter for $42. At his apartment at Third and Pacific, he hunt-and-peck types his autobiography. Santa Monica California
1989/00/00 Oliver Stone Director "Born on the Fourth of July" is released.

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Particulars for Born on the Fourth of July:
Narrative Arts Drama
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Art Type Film
Narrative Arts Live Action
Area of Significance Returning Home from War
Event Vietnam War
Motif War




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