Born On the Fourth of July

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"My backyard was turned into a battlefield, filled with little boys playing war, dreaming that someday they'd become men." The plot and summary of the film tells the story of Ron's life from boyhood to becoming a man. It begins with the background of Ron's small town All-American life. He respects and loves his country. He joined the Marines with nothing but love for his country only to find himself abused and finally neglected by …

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…to turn against the war, realizing the loss that it has caused him and goes on the take part in protests. This shows the way that many vets did and still do deal with their experiences, they drink, or do drugs, whatever will take the pain away. Some got out of that trap and moved on to the greater cause, like leading protests or at least taking part in them to help stop the war.