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2014

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



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    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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