Which no one ever heard, because the networks had stopped filming in 1972. (They’d already wrecked the candidacy of WWII veteran Edmund Muskie. ) We’ll never know if that speech might have rocked the world of Richard Nixon. Now, thanks to Studs Terkel’s chat with Hunter S. Thompson, you can hear it starting at minute 36.Continue reading “Ron Kovic’s Convention speech”
It felt irresponsible for me not to TRY to touch base with you before I finished writing narrative that includes you.
From one of the veterans’ lists I’m on, a cri de couer from Placido Salazar, retired USAF who served in Vietnam: This Wednesday morning, I heard that DOD/VA were holding Suicide Prevention “hearings” at the most luxurious hotel (Grand Hyatt) in downtown San Antonio. I was able to get there for the afternoon session. IContinue reading “"Let’s hope I don’t have to call you from under a freeway bridge"”