My journey to join the 501st began over 2 years ago when I saw for the first time the Tampa Bay Squad at Star Wars night at the Amalie Arena for a Lightning Game. I have always been a huge Star Wars Fan and especially a fan of stormtroopers and Darth Vader. I remember standing in line in Miami and getting be amongst the first who saw Star Wars May 25, 1977. I was mesmerized. That has remained a constant in my life no matter how old I get. The feeling (being giddy) when you see a group of stormtroopers, hear the imperial march, the sound of blasters, the theme song being played and so on.