Boeing

Reassuring Rumble

By Paul Densmore

December 2016

I was a combat engineer in I Corps Vietnam. I did work in remote landing zones (LZ) where we were far, far away from supporting troops. We were very vulnerable. One night on guard duty I heard a low rumbling sound in the distance. It was a B-52 run. I felt much better hearing that sound. Thanks for a wonderful plane that is a legend, the most effective weapons system in history.