Welcome To Rolling Thunder®, Inc., Indiana Chapter One

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Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Indiana Chapter One



Come Join Rolling

Thunder® Indiana on an escorted jIndianapolis Indiana ourney to honor our Former Prisoner of War (POW)

Indianapolis Indiana and Family Members of those that are nonetheless Missing in Action (MIA). We will

escort our Former POWs and MIA own family participants from the Fort Harrison Veterans

Center to the Indiana War Memorial. Following the experience, we are able to participate in

the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony sponsored by the Indianapolis

POW/MIA Recognition Day Council on the Indiana War Memorial downtown


The staging

region may be at the IVY Tech car parking zone across the street from the Fort

Harrison Veterans Center. Please observe the instructions of the parking

attendants when you enter the parking lot. After you park your motorcycle, stroll

over to the Veterans Center to sign up and signal a waiver form.


Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) will escort the institution from

the Veterans Center to the Indiana War Memorial downtown Indianapolis and end

on Michigan Street.  Upon completion of

the journey, riders are welcome to wait the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony or

depart the region.

 Cost:  Free, however donations are welcomed.

Primary POC: Mike Clark, [email protected] or 317-991-3085Secondary

POC: Orin

Morris, [email protected] or 317-498-4262



Staging Location: Fort Harrison Veterans Center, 9450 East 59th Street Indianapolis, IN

46216.Staging and Registration: 08:00 – 10:00Opening Ceremony: 10:00 – 10:45Departure Time:



Ceremony Program Information

10:00 – 10:05

Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, and Pledge of Allegiance.10:05 – 10:10

Invocation, and Opening Remarks.10:10 – 10:forty five

Introduction of Special Guest.10:45 – eleven:00

Benediction, and Prepare for Departure.eleven:00

Depart to the Indiana War Memorial escorted by using


Please Preregister for the event. Copy of Flyer and Registration shape may be acquired through clicking on POW-MIA Ride to Remember






Home ofVietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 295,

Rolling Thunder®

Indiana Chapter #1, Warriors Hope, American Legion Posts 438, Navy Club Ship

35,Vietnam Veterans Indiana State CouncilIndy Sea Cadets, Vets for Vets, Task Force Omega

The Fort Harrison Veterans

Center affords meeting, and workplace area for 10 Veteran assist groups so they

can continue to carry out their essential missions. These Veteran Organizations actively paintings in the community to

improve the lives of our Indiana Veterans. Without these Veteran Organizations,

the network might not be the equal.  

The operational and

renovation value of the Fort Harrison Veterans Center is becoming to be a actual difficulty

on these Veteran companies. They want your assist to maintain the Fort Harrison

Veteran Center operational and pay for wanted upgrades to the power.

The purpose of the occasion,

is to elevate cash to assist preserve the Veteran Center operational and pay for

wished facility upgrades. All proceeds

will cross at once to help the Fort Benjamin Harrison Veteran Center.

09:00 – 09:45

Staging and Registration, 9450 East 59th Street Lawrence, IN 4621609:45 – 10:00 Open rite10:00 – KSU

and Travel to Henry County Memorial Park, New Castle, INeleven:20 –

Arrive at Henry County Memorial Parkeleven:30 – 12:25 Guided Tour of the Park12:30 – thirteen:30 Lunch at the Parkthirteen:30 – Self

Guided tour of the Park Museum and Monuments

Cost: $20 per rider and $5 for paggenger

Point of touch: Vern Rensing 317-403-8979, [email protected]                            Greg

Thompson 317-691-5109, [email protected]

Please Preregister for the occasion. Copy of Flyer and Registration form may be acquired via clicking on Veterans Center Support Ride

Linda J. Smith-Cope Scholarship

Linda J. Smith-Cope at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on May 24, 2019


Thunder® Indiana Chapter One is giving again to the Covington Indiana Community

thru the Linda J. Smith-Cope Scholarship.


Joette Smith-Cope became the sister of SFC Ronald E. Smith, who served in Vietnam and

become lacking and unaccounted for on November 28, 1970 while on a mission close to

the tri-border region of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Linda become passionate and

dedicated her whole existence to locating out the details surrounding the venture,

and the whereabouts of her liked brother.


Linda unexpectedly exceeded away in June 2019 due to scientific headaches. This

scholarship is to honor Linda’s spirit, and not most effective to consider her brother Ronald

E. Smith, however all those who haven’t begun to come home to circle of relatives and friends from

all past wars.


$1,000 scholarship is to be awarded to a Covington Community

High School graduating senior searching for a higher education at

an permitted College, University, or Trade School. This years essay concern was at the History and Mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). 

In 2021, Benton Berger turned Indianapolis Indiana into selected because the scholar to receive the  Linda J. Smith-Cope Scholarship award.

 Benton will maintain his

education at Purdue University in agriculture. A $1,000-dollar take a look at turned into sent

to Purdue University to help Benton with academic costs.  

Congratulations to Benton

and we desire him achievement in his persevering with schooling at Purdue University.

Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Indiana Chapter #1 

POW-MIA Scholarship Program

The lives of

Military individuals and families are all the time modified due to their carrier

to usa. It is on this

spirit of army fellowship that Rolling Thunder® Indiana

Chapter #1 offers this scholarship to a graduating high faculty senior

or student receiving the GED searching for a higher training at an authorized

college, college, or alternate college.


scholarship is simplest supplied to own family members which can be resident of Indiana and

have a verifiable own family relationship to a former Indiana Prisoner of War (POW)

or an Indiana Service

Member presently listed as Missing in Action (MIA).

In 2021, Rolling Thunder® Indiana Chapter #1 award a

$1,000 scholarship to two deserving college students. Brooke Breedlove and Ellie Halbert have been provided $1,000 every to help them with their continuing training.

Brooke Breedlove is the Great Nice of Robert Titus who’s an Indiana Korean

War MIA. Brooke is a resident of Indianapolis and a graduate from North Central

High School. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree at Clemson University.

                                    Brooke Breedlove  



                Robert Titus      



Titus turned into captured on July sixteen, 1950 as Company C tried a withdrawal

from positions outside Taejon in the course of the Battle of Kum River. After

being marched to diverse protecting camps in North Korea, he turned into ultimately interned on the Apex prisoner of warfare (POW) camp at Hanjang-ni, wherein he died of an unknown cause in overdue September or early November 1950. 

Ellie Halbert is the Great Nice of Michael Lautzenheiser who’s an Indiana

Vietnam War MIA. Ellie is a resident of Danville and a graduate of the Indiana

Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. She is pursuing her Major in

Forensic Science and Minor in History at Bryan College.             



          Ellie Halbert          


                Michael Lautzenheiser

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