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Rolling Thunder XXVII Official Guide

Welcome to Rolling Thunder XXVII

Schedule of Events
Route Map, Demonstration Run, wreath laying and more.

Looking Back
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.

Accounted For
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

You can purchase your 2014 official Rolling Thunder Guide here.