501stCast Episode 53: March 10th, 2010: Brothers Forever

Dedication: This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to the memories of Luis Draco (BH-5822) of Star Garrison and Jeremy Gurule (TB-1783) of Mountain Garrison.
Luis was working as a civilian contractor in Iraq when he was killed by a mortar, leaving behind a daughter and fiancee.  Jeremy suffered from a heart condition, but trooped with the Dewback Ridge Squad since 2006.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of these Eternal Legionnaires.

Show Notes: Episode LIII (March 10th, 2010)

Hosts:  Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Joe Stevenson (TK-6064), Bert Montoya (TD-7528)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) 

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Contributors: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Legion Elections conclude
  • Krayt Clan Tribesman Award (photo)
  • Japanese Garrison helps dub Fanboys (webnews1, webnews2, webnews3
  • Darth Vader beats cancer (article)
  • 501st mention in new novel (Escaping Earth)
  • Ohio Garrison interview on Community TV (video)
  • French Garrison Vader in McDonalds promotional ads (photos)
  • Newest TK Helmet Project helmet completed 501st TK Helmet Project
  • New Friend of the Legion: Bryan Humphrey (website)
  • more press for Makazie One (Fan Film Follies interview)
  • Saints Fett
  • 501st Stormtrooper backpack buddies
  • Congratulations for Dany Pepin’s Star Wars: In the Shadows (article)

Mission Reports

  • Adidas troops for the 501st
  • 501st at Mardi Gras Parades
  • New Orleans Children’s Hospital Lundi Gras parade (photos, video1, video2)
  • Florida Garrison with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Three 501st units at Migennes Collector Show
  • Carolina Garrison patrols Fayetteville FireAntz game (photos1, photos2, photos3)
  • Japanese Garrison participates in Star Wars Day
  • Redback Garrison troops at Dreamworld theme park (promo video, trooping video, MotoMag photo)
  • Star Wars: In Concert promotion in Portugal (Facebook photos)
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison visits Middletown, NJ library (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison at Shizuoka Cinepark Festival (article1, article2, photos)

Upcoming Events

  • STS-131 Space Shuttle Launch event canceled
  • Star Wars day camps at Space Center Houston


  • Shout-Out: Legion Member Car Crashes
  • Give-Away/Trivia Question

Unit Anniversaries

  • Sovereign Protectors and Armored Cavalry Detachments – both celebrating 8 years in March
  • Garrison Titan – 12 Anniversary in March
  • 70th Explorer’s Gateway Squad – 2nd Anniversary – March 2nd
  • Bloodfin Garrison’s Northern Darkness Squad – 2nd Anniversary – March 2nd
  • Dijbouti Outpost – 2nd Anniversary – March 3rd
  • FanWars Garrison – 4th Anniversary – March 8th
  • Rancor Raiders Garrison – 2nd Anniversary – March 8th
  • Belgian Garrison – 8th Anniversary – March 13th
  • Austrian Outpost – 4th Anniversary- March 18th
  • German Garrison celebrated the birth of 3 squads back on March 18th 2006
    • Arma Candida Squad, Coastal Hammer Squad and White Shadows Squad
  • 9 years ago on March 20th saw the birth of 2 squads for Empire City Garrison
    • Eastern Squad which later became Garrison Carida and
    • New England Squad which later became New England Garrison
  • Florida Garrison’s Parjai Squad – 4th Anniversary – March 20th
  • Mountain Garrison’s Dewback Ridge Squad – 4th Anniversary – March 21st
  • Costa Rica Outpost – 3rd Anniversary – March 22nd
  • United Kingdom Garrison – big 10th Anniversary – March 23rd
  • Southern California Garrison’s Inland Empire Squad – 1st Anniversary on March 26th

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Star Wars Author Steven Barnes – March 1st
  • Jake Lloyd (Young Anakin) – March 5th
  • Conceptual Artist Iain McCaig – March 19th
  • (the late) Maestro Erich Kunzel – Conductor, Friend of the Legion – March 21st
  • Julian Glover (General Veers) – March 27th
  • Star Wars Author Kevin J. Anderson – March 27th
  • Kyle Newman (Fanboys Director) – March 16th

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1 thought on “501stCast Episode 53: March 10th, 2010: Brothers Forever”

  1. Answer for the trivia question: There are four more shuttle launches planned: STS-131 on April 5th, STS-132 on May 14th, STS-134 on June 29th, and STS-133 on Sept. 16th. As we know, these dates may change.

    Thanks Dean, Joe, Bert, Nicky, and Andy for your efforts with the 501stCast!

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