Rudy Molina was a Marine who carried Sgt. Ron Kovic to safety when Kovic was wounded during a firefight at Cua Viet in Vietnam in Jan. 20, 1968. Molina has long disputed Kovic's depiction of what happened in his bestselling book "Born on the Fourth of July," which later became a hit movie starring Tom Cruise.
Rudy Molina was a Marine who carried Sgt. Ron Kovic to safety when Kovic was wounded during a firefight at Cua Viet in Vietnam in Jan. 20, 1968. Molina has long disputed Kovic's depiction of what happened in his bestselling book "Born on the Fourth of July," which later became a hit movie starring Tom Cruise. Jeff Jardine JEFF JARDINE / jjardine@modbee.com
Rudy Molina was a Marine who carried Sgt. Ron Kovic to safety when Kovic was wounded during a firefight at Cua Viet in Vietnam in Jan. 20, 1968. Molina has long disputed Kovic's depiction of what happened in his bestselling book "Born on the Fourth of July," which later became a hit movie starring Tom Cruise. Jeff Jardine JEFF JARDINE / jjardine@modbee.com

Vietnam vet telling his version of firefight that spawned ‘Born On the Fourth of July’

May 20, 2017 3:00 PM