Ron Kovic is a veteran of the Vietnam War and anti-war activist. He is a former non-commissioned officer of the United States Marine Corps. Ron was left paralyzed after he was severely injured in the Vietnam War. Post the war he was so touched by the consequences, sufferings and poor maintenance of the affected areas that he became an activist, protesting against it. His protests against wars were so strong that he was even jailed 11 times. He chronicled his painful journey in his autobiography, ‘Born on Fourth July’ which was made into a film by the ace Hollywood director, Oliver Stone. The film earned Kovic a Golden Globe for scriptwriting. Kovic is all against wars and continues to struggle for veterans' rights. He also opposed the Iraq and Afghan wars and has been continuously fighting for peace. Kovic also served as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention. He is an inspiration to the youth and is being seen as an idol by many war fighters and survivors.