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Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph by Richard Botkin was published in July 2009. The book "recounts the exploits of the U.S. Marines and their Vietnamese allies largely responsible for thwarting the Communist invasion of South Vietnam-known as the Easter Offensive of 1972." Now, several years later, Botkin is ready to share that story he told in the book on the big screen with America.
Semper Fi – always faithful – is the Marine's way of life and Botkin wants to help restore the honor due to our veterans who maligned and scorned and spit upon as they returned to the United States. According to the movie's website, "Rich Botkin's dream, to take back the much-maligned history of the Vietnam War, and to restore the rightful honor due those Americans and South Vietnamese who served there, has been years in the making."
Botkin, who served in the US Marines actively from 1980 to 1983 and for twelve years in the reserves, spent five years writing the book and making several trips back and forth from Vietnam, along with countless hours of interviews of American and South Vietnamese Marines. Now, that book will come to life in film.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/03/ride- ... 03a618s.99