Rolling Thunder XXVII Official Guide
Welcome to Rolling Thunder XXVII
Schedule of Events
Route Map, Demonstration Run, wreath laying and more.
Scenes from Rolling Thunder 2013.
Haven for the Wounded
Boulder Crest in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a place where veterans can find rest and healing.
MIAs whose remains were returned home in 2013 are remembered.
The Colonel’s Daughter
Robin Smith went to Vietnam trying to find out what happened to her MIA father. Now she knows.
A Two-Wheeled Tribute
Motorcycles honoring vets from each branch of the military are revving up for a nationwide tour.
Daring Rescue at Kham Duc
When an assault threatened to overwhelm the Special Forces’ camp at Kham Duc, helicopters and cargo planes flew to the rescue of beleaguered defenders.
By Mike D. Shepherd
POW Wives Tell the World
To raise awareness of their government’s POW policies, the prisoners’ wives revolted against the Pentagon’s Keep Quiet policy.
By Alvin Townley
Helicopters at War
The multitude of roles played by helicopters in Vietnam is displayed in a photo collection put together by Texas Tech’s Vietnam Center.
Deadly Flight from Da Nang
As Da Nang was falling, South Vietnamese soldiers rushed to board a World Airways flight meant for women and children.
By Larry Engelmann
Valor All Around
A few hundred Marines faced thousands of enemy troops at Dai Do, but managed to gain ground—and many medals.
By Colin D. Heaton
Letters from Readers
News: Belated Medals of Honor for victims of prejudice; JPAC under the gun: Happy 50th, GI Joe
Interview: Rocky Bleier did not let war wounds stop his run to NFL stardom
Homefront: May-June 1967
My War: Willie McTear, Spc. 4, 47th Infantry
Letter from Vietnam
Arsenal: NVA’s T-59 Tanks
Reviews: Losing Vietnam; Team 19 in Vietnam; Teaching the Vietnam War
Offerings Left at The Wall