Reflections on war, disability and the American veteran

Anti-war activist and veteran Ron Kovic
Anti-war activist and former Marine Ron Kovic of "Born on the 4th of July" fame sits next to model coffins placed in front of a military recruiting center during a protest in Hollywood, Calif., to mark the anniversary of the Iraq war ground invasion on March 21, 2009.
David McNew | Getty Images 2009

Author and history professor John Kinder considers the many experiences of veterans who have been wounded in America's wars — from World War I to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kinder, a professor at Oklahoma State University, was a featured speaker at a Nov. 10, 2015, event to mark Veterans Day at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

Kinder is author of "Paying With Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran."

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