Born on the Fourth of July - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

After Ron gave his speech in high school, he cared increasingly less about his classes. He wanted to speak out, and makes several more speeches, even during the winter when it was difficult for him to travel. Ron decides to take up an offer from his friend Kenny to move to California with him. They drove to LA in five days, loving the trip. They rent a large apartment, and Kenny quits school. They spend time together; happy to be with someone who'd they spent their whole lives with. Ron and Kenny are immediately hooked into the anti-war scene; Ron was no longer lonely, surrounded by friends, particularly vets who were now against the war. Ron had joined the VVAW, the Vietnam Veterans against the War. After a few speeches, he was on television often. At a rally, Donald Sutherland read...

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