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Injured Rolling Thunder members return home

By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com
Published On: Jun 07 2013 10:32:29 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 06 2013 10:31:41 AM CDT
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BRISTOL, Va. -

The last member of the Rolling Thunder injured in a crash last month has made his way back home.

Several local members of Rolling Thunder were injured in a motorcycle crash in northern Virginia. Click here to learn more about that story.

Earl Leonard was one of those injured. On Thursday he arrived at HealthSouth in Bristol.

He was greeted by members of the Rolling Thunder who wanted to come out and show their love and support for Leonard. He has several broken ribs, 'road rash,' fractured vertebrae and other injuries. Leonard has been at the Inova hospital in Fairfax Virginia since the crash.

Members of Rolling Thunder told News 5 it was great seeing him back home. "All of his family, friends, and Rolling Thunder members can now come visit him, which I'm sure will make him feel better from being that far away from home," said Rolling Thunder member Jeff Kilbourn. "He was like okay I’m going to start doing all this stuff, I'm ready to go, you could just tell he was ready to go," said Rolling Thunder member, Terri 'Rocky' Skelton.

Another local member of Rolling Thunder, David 'Gunny' Morris is scheduled for surgery in a few weeks. He is continuing to recover at home.

The crash happened when the group was heading back to the region after visiting the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.