Inside the Fighting 501st

Bespin refugee - May 19, 2009
"When members of Vader's Fist -- the 501st Legion, a worldwide organization of dedicated Star Wars fans, don their stormtrooper armor it means more than just paying tribute to the Imperial forces seen on the big screen; for many it symbolizes their special commitment to both their fan and local communities.
Founded by Albin Johnson with Tom Crews, the 501st grew from a small group of devoted costumers to a world-wide organization of over 3,300 members with Garrisons set up in over 30 countries. It all began when two Star Wars fans went on a quest to find the perfect suit of stormtrooper armor..."

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