by Fleetfang on Wed May 01, 2013 9:50 pm
Denis Flotat, TK-7333 of French Garrison! Denis conceived and executed a new patch and coin database for use by Legion members around the world. His selfless sacrifice of time and energy for the benefit of all of his 501st brothers and sisters embodies the spirit of volunteerism that makes the Legion great!
Also being honored with nominations in March were Daan de Ruijter, TB-7021 of Dutch Garrison, who designed and laid out the garrison's entire trading card set; Patrick "Craygee" Sprague, TK-4594 of Garrison Tyranus, who has lent a helping hand in countless ways to fellow members and friends; and Bruce "Cyclops" Rennell, TK-51173 of Redback Garrison, who negotiated and secured the donation of a trailer to transport the garrison's props and sets!
Every one of these troopers went above and beyond in their efforts to make the Legion and the world a better place, and every one of them deserves our congratulations for jobs well done! Keep up the fantastic work, troops!
by Fleetfang on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:57 am
We pause and pay tribute at the passing of 501st Legion Honorary Member Richard LeParmentier, who will forever be known for his iconic portrayal of Admiral Motti in Star Wars: A New Hope, the first person to ever feel the Force at the hands of Darth Vader, and as a true friend to his many fans around the world.
On April 15th, fate and its sorcerer's ways took him from us, all too soon. On behalf of all members of the 501st Legion, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to his friends and family at this tragic time. You will be missed, Richard.
Buckets off, troopers.
by Fleetfang on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:30 pm
Several villainous Star Wars costumes have new homes in the Detachments of the 501st Legion.
Mos Eisley spy Garindan, cantina con artists the Tonnika Sisters, Jabba the Hutt's Gamorrean Guards and his majordomo Bib Fortuna, all previously bearing no Detachment affiliation, have been entrusted to the Krayt Clan Detachment.
Meanwhile, the expanded universe Snow Scout and Episode III Galactic Marine have been transferred to the Blizzard Force Detachment, where they will both have a new home with their cold-weather brethren.
If any of these costumes or characters have ever intrigued you, be sure to visit Krayt Clan or Blizzard Force today to get the guidance you'll need to recreate their costumes!
by Fleetfang on Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:11 pm
Tray Nichols, TK-4251 of Garrison Carida!
When Mountain Garrison member Aaron Garber's wedding announcements were ruined in a freak Slurpee/Post Office accident, Tray surprised him with an offer of his services as a professional printer free of charge, his only concern being that Aaron and his fiancée get the replacement cards they needed without delay. Tray's generosity and willingness to help a Legion brother embodies the spirit of family in the 501st, and for that we honor Tray with Legion Trooper of the Month!
Congratulations also go out to Tharren Thompson CT-6051, also of Garrison Carida, for his cooordination efforts at Penn State's THON fundraiser, which raised a record $12.3 million this year to fight pediatric cancer!
Buckets off to you both!