Oliver Stone, Born on the 4th of July's Ron Kovic Unveil TV Ad Critical of Iraq War
**Press Conf. in LA Thurs. 11:30 a.m. Pacific**
Stone-Directed Ad Features Iraq War Vet, Former Army Sgt. John Bruhns, to
Air Nationwide Thursday
Coincides with President Bush's Expected Veto of Legislation to Bring U.S.
Troops Home from Iraq
LOS ANGELES, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oscar-Award winning film- maker and Vietnam War veteran Oliver Stone, Born on the 4th of July's author Ron Kovic (health permitting) and former Army Sgt. John Bruhns will unveil a new TV ad critical of the Iraq War Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Ocean Screening Room in Santa Monica. All media must RSVP to Alex@Fenton.com. The ad is sponsored by MoveOn.org Political Action and VoteVets.org. The ad is timed to coincide with President Bush's expected veto of legislation that would bring American troops home from Iraq. Copies of the ad will be made available at the press conference. The Stone directed ad, which airs nationwide on CNN Thursday, features an impassioned interview with Bruhns as he attacks the administration's treatment of soldiers. Kovic provides voiceover for the ad. "I feel that my patriotism has been used and exploited," says former US Army Infantry Sergeant Bruhns. "I am very proud of my military service, but I'm very disappointed in the civilian leadership and administration for sending us needlessly into combat." WHO: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic, Former Army Sgt. John Bruhns, MoveOn.org WHEN: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Pacific WHERE: Ocean Screening Room 1401 Ocean Avenue, 1st Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 576 1831 Bruhn's interview was selected by the public as part of VideoVets: Bring Our Troops Home. The project features 20 video interviews of soldiers and family members critical of the American occupation in Iraq. Over half a million MoveOn members and others watched the videos. The public voted to select one video to be directed by Oliver Stone. The project is sponsored by MoveOn.org and VoteVets.org. VoteVets is the only political action committee headed by veterans of the war in Iraq, dedicated to electing other veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to public office. Watch former Army Sgt. Bruhn's entire video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjlpWs2-5Fk
SOURCE MoveOn.org Political Action
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