Jun 2013

Congratulations, Hudson Valley Squad!
by Fleetfang on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:47 am
The has a new unit within its territory! Squad Leader Bob Olszewski (CC-1299) and thirteen other intrepid troopers of the ECG have occupied the lower- and mid-regions of New York State's Hudson River Valley and formed the aptly-named Hudson Valley Squad. They were officially recognized by the Legion on May 26th, 2013. Be sure to Like their new page on and watch for updates from the blossoming HVS! Good luck on your mission, troopers!

Remembering Princess Leah
by Fleetfang on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:34 pm
Today the Legion mourns the loss of one of our children.

Many of you know of "Princess Leah," the baby daughter of two of our Southern California Garrison members. She has been fighting against a mysterious illness all of her life, and hundreds of Legion members, friends, and strangers alike have lent their strength and love to helping her and her family.

Last night, this little angel grew her wings. Leah passed away in her parent's arms, peacefully and in no pain, and surrounded by family.

Please remember our little Princess and the light and love that she brought into the many lives that she touched.

In Memoriam: Scott Bristol TK-1428
by tuskentrooper on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:20 am

Scott Bristol (TK-1428) of the 501st passed from this world in the second week of June 2013. Though retired from the Legion, he is remembered by the 501st, as all troopers, for his commitment to costume excellence and sharing his passion with others. It is with honor that we enter his name into the Hall of Eternal Legionnaires.

And the May 2013 Legion Trooper of the Month is...
by tuskentrooper on Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:46 pm
Chris Askins, SL-1163 of ! Chris does an outstanding job with not just his interactions with people in the planning and execution of events, but also in taking care of troops who make the long trip.

After a recent parade, a fellow trooper experienced car trouble. The trooper was 150 miles from home with a broken car. Chris offered to help without hesitation, driving the member to a parts store and then installing the part and fixing the car himself. Above and beyond the call of duty! Congratulations Chris!

Our other May nominee was Luc Lavictoire, TB-1320 of . At the recent Ottawa Comic Con, Luc inspired fellow garrison members to create a 60' x 40' "501st Experience" booth. Charitable funds raised at the event totalled more than $10,700 CAD. The camaraderie among the membership has improved since the inception of the project. People showed skills and talents that were unknown to the membership and developed greater respect for each other.

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

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