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Rolling Thunder members gather for June meeting

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Rolling Thunder Inc. Kentucky Chapter Four held the monthly membership and business meeting June 2.

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Receiving a Blue Star Coin was Barbara Dieruf for her son, Nick, who served in the Army. A tribute for Nick’s time in service and having lost his life during the Gulf War was held in Versailles on May 19. Chapter Four had the privilege of being a part of this ceremony. Ron Mudd gave a touching speech about this fallen warrior. Mudd was given a USMC Challenge Coin and Globe and Anchor Emblem for such outstanding remarks about Nick. John Mills received a POW/MIA coin and U.S. Army Emblem for his participation in the BBQ, Blues and Bikes Festival. Patches were awarded to Steve Curry, Doug Matthews and Jimmy Brooks.

The Missing Man Table was on display and each item was explained by John Locke.

A memorial service for past members was performed by the chapter.

Mike Preston said kind words about Ron White and how he had touched his life. Charlie Wachowski talked about Zeke Spears and his time in the chapter. Locke spoke of Joe and Mary Milliner, whose son, William Patrick Milliner, still is classified as a POW/MIA. Pictures of White, Spears and Joe and Mary Milliner were set on a table.

Candles were lit and a bugle sounded taps by Locke at the end of the service.

The Never Forgotten Run is June 29. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. It starts and ends at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The rain date is July 12. The ride will be on scenic Kentucky back roads and is $20 per player, $10 for a second hand, $5 extra to draw at last stop. Lunch is $5 donation and includes hamburger, hotdog, chips and drink. An auction and 50/50 drawing will be held at the last stop. A raffle for a Ruger 308 with Nikon scope, one chance for $5 or five chances for $20. Donations will help Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter Four assist veterans and raise awareness of the POW/MIA issues.

The first Rolling Thunder 5K fun run and walk is at 9 a.m. Aug. 3, at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Preregistration is $25 at www.3wayracing.comor $30 on the day of the event. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Register by July 15 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Walkers are encouraged. Results and pictures will be available at www.facebook.com/RollingThunder5k.

Rolling Thunder Inc., Kentucky Chapter Four, monthly membership and business meetings are the first Sunday of the month at Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff. Meetings are open to the public and dues are $30 per year.

For information, visit www.rollingthunderkych4.com.