In loving memory of

Greg Gillaspy

The Ride The Thunder family has lost a beloved member, Greg Gillaspy. He was a great man and great husband who will be dearly missed.
We love you Greg…
You will forever be in our hearts.

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Ride the Thunder makes Oscar Qualifying List for Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its list of feature documentaries submitted for consideration for the 88th Academy Awards. The shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December, but many of the hopefuls haven’t had their Oscar-qualifying...

Vietnam War: Misreported and Misremembered

First published at News Blaze By Nurit Greenger “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” – President Richard M. Nixon, 1985. About the War The Vietnam War, fought...

Soldier of Fortune Reviews Ride the Thunder

First published at Soldier of Fortune American soldiers weren’t the only ones performing heroically in the jungles of Vietnam. Vietnamese Marines, with their U.S. Marine advisers, were also there. This uncelebrated part of a turbulent war is the focus of “Ride the...

A Movie That All Americans Must See: Vietnam, Ride The Thunder

Review first published at News Blaze By Nurit Greenger The Vietnam War began November 1, 1955 and ended April 30, 1975. Evil does not change, it only changes its name, whether it is Communism, Nazism or Islamo-Nazism of today. Fools do not become smart. John Kerry,...


Rich Botkin on Scot Jones’ Show

Scott Jones, whose show can be heard on The 405 Media, invited Ride the Thunder book author/Executive Producer Rich Botkin on for an encore interview. Ride the Thunder movie was extended for another week in the Dallas/Ft. Worth are (see theaters and times here), and...

Richard Botkin on the Mark Davis Show

Today (Wednesday, November 4) Ride the Thunder Executive Producer and Author, Richard Botkin, was a guest on The Mark Davis Show 66O AM The Answer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Opening Today in Prescott!

By Tami Jackson Ride the Thunder is so pleased to be opening today in Prescott, AZ. Venue: Harkins Prescott Valley 14, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 Showtimes: 10:45 AM  1:30 PM  4:15 PM  7:00 PM  10:00 PM Stateside filming was done in Prescott — so...

Ride the Thunder Premiere Takes the Westminster Theater by Storm

By Tami Jackson Ride the Thunder film project has been several years in the making: Author Rich Botkin and Director Fred Koster joined forces to bring the true story of the Vietnam War to the screen. Friday night, March 27, after hundreds of hours of filming, editing,...

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