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thunder run
 n.— «They were called Thunder Runs, high-speed gauntlet races by the mechanized infantry units of the army’s 1st Infantry Division along Highway 13, northwest of Saigon. The tactic was used to throw off the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army units, which had frequently staged ambushed along the remote highway and the secondary roads that fed into it. The name Thunder Run came from the Big Red One’s fire support bases—named Thunder One, Thunder Two, and Thunder Three—that dotted the route from Quan Loi south to Lai Khe.» —by Kregg P. Jorgenson Very Crazy, G.I.! Jan. 30, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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