Posted by mandisolomon on November 4th, 2008
i have to say that out of all the books we have read this is truly my favorite. I find this story easier to get in to, maybe it’s because there seems to be a plot, or a story to this true tale. In other words i found Ron Kovic very interesting and i found his story one that is very real and pleasure to read. After reading this story i found that Ron’s story really is the story of the Vietnam veteran. Ron lives his life with death always on his mind. His life is one of remembering those who died around him and remembering that he almost died. Sometimes he would go to sleep and think he would just die in his sleep. This thought of death is something he had to live with forever. Because he remembers this death and hate, he finds that he wants to tell people his story so that those that come after him will learn not to start silly wars that do nothing but kill. I find this something that a lot of other Vietnam veterans want to do. The Vietnam veteran is really the first veteran group to have a mass movement to stop wars. For Ron this is how he finds a way to move on with his life. This hate for war and this want to keep future generations from going to war is really what gets Ron to want to life again and i find that is a common theme with Vietnam veterans.