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I figured, after seeing SO MANY awesome pics in here, I'd throw my trooping pics up.

 

I can't share pics from my first troop. I made a decision to go ahead and do the troop no one wants to be a part of. I stood guard over the casket of a 6 yr old fellow Star Wars fan. I tell ya, I'd do it again in a heart beat. It meant a lot to the family that we were there, and i was honored that this was my first.

 

Second was a wedding. We patrolled for rebels, danced the YMCA, and danced off against a couple ladies.

*on the right, then left.

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Third was pretty fun too! The "aawwe" and gaps of the kids when we entered...totally worth it. Almost every kid's parents wanted pics with us too, and i would too!

Even found a random jedi, because the library is a great place to learn.

*on the right.

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My 4th troop was a short notice, but we had a blast. Thanks to the tips I read about interacting with the public, I had fun walking around interacting with everyone. I scared the people in the food trucks asking for blue milk. I would go around and ask people to look at their devices, only to say this isn't the Droid I'm looking for.

And whenever a kid had their picture taken I would tell the parents "you want your picture taken too", and they would come over to get a picture taken with us as well.

It was hot, we were all sweaty, but in the end it was really fun. I'm also really glad I installed fans in my bucket.

*on the far left.

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Looking forward to the Comic Show this weekend, first convention trooping.

 

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This just goes to show you how diverse troops can be, Paul.  Most tend to be fun, of course, (even if you do sweat a lot), but then there are those that are more somber, like the funeral you stood guard over.  I think those are the ones that mean the most on a personal level, and at times like that it's probably a good thing that we wear buckets, if you know what I mean.

Glad to see that you are getting out there and actually trooping, and putting smiles on faces!

It seems that many of those who go through the process of building their armor, and then getting it approved simply disappear, sad to say, or do 1 or 2 troops, never to be heard from again.  It's great to see that you and the folks in the Starr Garrison are staying active, (even those pesky Rebels, LOL), and making a positive influence.  Thanks for sharing the pics, and TROOP ON!

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5th troop: Dallas Comic Show

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The most amazing weekend I've had in years!!!

 

We meet Berry Bostwick and Adam Baldwin, and they loved us! Got to sit by Peter Meyhew for part of Saturday, he and his wife are awesome.

 

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Then i got to be a part of a Vader girl who had a bad experience with Vader at the Disney park fall back in love with Vader thanks to our squad.

 

I got a picture with her a few minutes before suiting up. And when she was scared of our Vader, I, a stormtrooper, walked over and asked if she would take a picture of with us since I got a picture with her earlier. This was after she told her mom no to getting a picture with us. She said yes to me.

I don't know what our Vader did or said to her, but he healed a wound for this little girl.

 

Even though Vader was the star, I'm glad I could ask the question that started the whole process. Her mother thanked us profusely, but it's all in a day for the 501st.

TRULY the highlight of my weekend.

 

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Also, Adam Baldwin dropped a challenge coin on us...and i was lucky i had mine. He donated his, from his series The Last Ship, to our garrison.

 

Awesome and classy guy. I hope to cross paths with him again, and drop my coin.

 

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Cool. I thought that was Adam Baldwin. I'm watching The Last Ship right now. Good series. <br>

That picture of Vader hugging the little one is beautiful. Good work.<br>

You also have a very charismatic looking mug. You should have asked Adam Baldwin for his agents number. Although, for all I know you could have the acting ability of Mark Hamill.

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Thanks! I should have been an actor, but i am one when I'm in my kit.

 

Here's the coin:

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This is the challenge coin he dropped on the table Sunday morning with a handful of us around.

He donated it to our Squad, and it's the first celebrity donation we've ever had.

 

Because he had so much fun with us I asked him how to get in contact with him. He gave us the email of his agent. We're hoping to reach out to him and work with him and any charities he holds close to his heart. Personally, I'm hoping he can become a friend of the legion.

Cool. I thought that was Adam Baldwin. I'm watching The Last Ship right now. Good series. <br>

That picture of Vader hugging the little one is beautiful. Good work.<br>

You also have a very charismatic looking mug. You should have asked Adam Baldwin for his agents number. Although, for all I know you could have the acting ability of Mark Hamill.

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Ya damn right! The most amazing weekend I've had in years.

and that is what it's all about.

 

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I can't share pics from my first troop. I made a decision to go ahead and do the troop no one wants to be a part of. I stood guard over the casket of a 6 yr old fellow Star Wars fan. I tell ya, I'd do it again in a heart beat. It meant a lot to the family that we were there, and i was honored that this was my first.

 

 

You're amazing for doing this for that family.  I can't be teary eye'd this early in the day! :'(

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It's moments like this that are why I wanted to join. Just glad i got to experience and be a part of one. Hopefully, one of many.

 

I do have a wish fulfilment i get to be a part of later this month. I'm very excited about it.

You're amazing for doing this for that family. I can't be teary eye'd this early in the day! :'(

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#6 - Trooping, trooping on Friday afternoon...

We were going to troop a Corp Challenge, BUT it got rained out.

"Corporate Challenge is a 10-week-long Olympic-style competition that benefits Special Olympics Texas. Organizations and companies from around North Texas compete against each other in Olympic-style events and raise money for Special Olympics."

Having worked with special needs kids as a kid myself, I was excited to troop this event.

 

Instead, we trooped the lobby of the hotel, and y'all know how it goes when you walk into a room.

 

We had a blast none the less.

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I still trip out that I'm a stormtrooper, the pics never cease to amaze my inner child.

Stylin'n'profiling brother - great pic!!!

 

Trooper 31201 | Star Garrison | North Texas Squad

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To this very day, when I'm at a troop, I catch myself in my TK, gawking at all of the awesome costumes around me on a very regular basis.

 

Then it's "oh...  Yeah, me too!"

 

Here's to hoping that your inner child is always excited by it!  Great shares!!

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This is gonna be a long weekend, 4 trooping events. 
- Texas Rangers Star Wars Weekend
- Make-A-Wish fulfillment
- Star Wars Trilogy showing
- Texas Rangers Star Wars Weekend

Here's Friday at the Texas Rangers game. Chest snaps come off the chest piece, but I made it to the 6th inning, AND had to go down the stairs...but survived the endeavor. 

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A few more. Kylo had trouble bringing the lights down for the fireworks show. Vader had to step in and get the job done. I'll get a video of it and share.

 

A REALLY fun, humid, and hot time.

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Did my first Make-A-Wish fulfilment. It took a bit but when he smiled I felt proud.

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Texas Rangers Star Wars Weekend, take 2.

 

There are more images floating around, but these are the ones I could find.

 

I ended up having some velcro get loose and decided to go ahead and handle my fellow brothers and sisters.

 

I did make a guarantee that the Rangers are going, and they came through.

 

Far left:

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Handling, far right:

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Half the Sunday group

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Troop...12 i think.

 

CureSearch Walk DFW. I'm inspired by these true worries who battled cancer at a young age. Truly the strongest of the strong.

 

The smiles when they saw us were exactly what i needed that early on a Saturday.

 

But we had some fun too.

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BLAST'EM!!

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The Empire WILL catch'em all.

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I forgot to get a pic with them...and get Snow White's number.

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Need to find more from the event.

Looking forward to the next troop.

 

Trooper 31201 | Star Garrison | North Texas Squad

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Also, Adam Baldwin dropped a challenge coin on us...and i was lucky i had mine. He donated his, from his series The Last Ship, to our garrison.

 

Awesome and classy guy. I hope to cross paths with him again, and drop my coin.

 

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now if you can get him to drop the serenity coin...;-)

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Ha! He likely doesn't have one. Ha ha.

But if you run across him, drop a 501st coin and see if he has his! That's my plan next time i see him.

now if you can get him to drop the serenity coin...;-)

 

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Troop 13.

St. Jude's Walk/Run Dallas. There's something about Start Wars characters dancing to YMCA that gets people smiling.

 

We also got onto the local news.

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Troop 14

DALLAS DERBY DEVILS ROLLER DERBY!!!!

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