Born on the Fourth of July - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Ron Kovic
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Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

In August 1972, Ron is driving at the front of a caravan. It is one of his last patrols, going to the Republican National Convention to 'reclaim America and a bit of ourselves.' The vets are soldiers again. Kovic describes his journey across the country. Ron thinks about the presence of the KKK in Louisiana, and starts wondering about the corporal from Georgie, the one who 'probably hated niggers'. He's dead, apparently because of Kovic, who wants him to be alive again. When the caravan arrives at the campsite, Kovic starts to wonder what gave anyone the right to beat him, to start the war.

The caravan moves over the bridge to Miami 'like a returning army.' They proceed through the city, flying flags and yelling. Everyone is happy, and other vets are happy to see him. Ron talks to...

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