May 2013

And the March 2013 Legion Trooper of the Month is...
by Fleetfang on Wed May 01, 2013 8:50 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!

And the April 2013 Legion Trooper of the Month is...
by Fleetfang on Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 pm
Ville Ahtonen, BH-11380 of Nordic Garrison! Ville was the principal builder of a full-scale AT-ST in Finland. He spent more than 500 hours to complete the 6.3-meter-tall "Battle Chicken" in time for the Model Expo on the weekend of April 27th. See photos of the completed project on the

Our other April nominees were Jorge Casas, DZ 7894 of Skull Garrison, who provided great support for a Make-A-Wish Foundation hospital visit, and Gabriel Alejandro Gonzalez Bustos, TK-2444 of Chilean Outpost, who displayed enormous fortitude and a cheerful spirit while wearing his Gamorrean Guard costume during the heat of the Lion City Parade.

Congratulations to all our Legion Trooper of the Month nominees! Keep up the great work in the name of the Empire!

In Memoriam: Eileen Shige Doyle TK-14172
by Fleetfang on Wed May 29, 2013 7:50 am
We are saddened to announce the passing of Eileen Shige Doyle, wife of Central Garrison member Kevin Doyle, TK-172.

Eileen could light up a darkened room with her personality, and if you met her, you would speak of her with a warm heart and a smile on your face. Eileen was a beautiful soul, and she embraced life with a love and passion that would humble us all. She fought cancer for thirteen months before it took her from us, but during her battle, her passion for the 501st Legion was such that she still worked diligently to complete a costume to join the club.

In honor of her spirit and of her struggle, we are proud to induct her now as a full member of the Legion as TK-14172. Rest in peace, Eileen, as one of our

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