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Helping our military veterans who are struggling with trauma by providing resources, creating fellowships and community while aiding veterans in their recovery

In loving memory of


U.S. AIR FORCE VETERAN (Operation Desert Storm)

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On April 3rd of 2023, Roy lost his battle with cancer at the age of 54.  He fought hard but is now at peace with his brother.  He was a kind loving husband, father, son, and grandfather and great grandfather.  There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for family or friends.

Roy was born on October 12th 1968, in Marshfield, WI to Richard and Carol Newman.  He was a proud veteran and always said the military dropped him off in the desert but this wasn’t the California he imagined.  However he forged a life here, went back to Wisconsin and ultimately returned to California a second time where he met the love of his life Elaine.  Life was good until cancer came calling.   Our hearts are heavy now that his physical presence is gone.  His memory will live on in our hearts and we will tell his story so he will never be forgotten.  Roy is survived by his soulmate Elaine, son Ryan, daughters Rebecca (Jason), Bridget (Aaron) and Michaela (Darryk), his parents Richard and Carol, his sister Michelle, 11 grandkids and 1 great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his brother Dale.

On June 3rd, at 11am, a celebration of his life will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Thundar Lightning, and Peace in Roy’s memory to support our veterans.


We are proud of the amazing outcomes we have achieved with our past projects & events and we look forward to creating even better ones in the future


Register or Sponsor

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

"Dogs 4 Vets"

August 7th, 2023.

(Charitable Fundraiser)

Early Bird Registration ends June 1st


Our supporters have been instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. We are grateful for their continued support!


Thundar Lightning & Peace

Samantha Moreno is the CEO & Founder of Thundar Lightning & Peace (ThundarLP), a nonprofit organization established to help Veterans with trauma. At 16, Sam decided to ACT and establish ThundarLP-501(c)(3). She does her best to advocate for the millions of Veterans who no longer feel they have a purpose. 


She believes her organization provides the grassroots movement her community needs to collectively take ACTion and create change for our Veterans.  She is a community builder who enjoys serving in her community and bringing the community together through events organized by her nonprofit.


She was taught at an early age that a true “Leader” serve others. Sam hasn’t had an easy life, but she has had the resilience to overcome many traumas. Her trauma gives her the strength to help others, especially our servicemen who have endured much more. 


Sam’s road to this point hasn’t always had the smoothest, and she understands it will probably never be linear. But one thing she does know is that it’s essential TO ACT, not be stagnant, but take the initiative, react and empower our community to do the same.

ThundarLP has helped over 300 Veterans through projects, events, and collaborative resources through our community partners. 

“Sometimes even to live is an ACT of courage” 


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I just wanted to say thank you for your dedication and
hard work to get something like this going. I attended and had a blast. Very different from what I am used to and in a very good way. You are an amazing young lady with a huge heart. May you be blessed in your very bright future.


Francisco Toscano

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