January 2, 2007

San Leandran Marches as Stormtrooper in Rose Parade

San Leandro resident Ian Hiebert marched in the 118th Rose Parade on January 1, 2006, as one of 200 Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion. The 501st Legion is a group of Star Wars fans that makes their own costumes and Hiebert is the commanding officer of the legion's Golden Gate Garrison.

The 200 Stormtroopers from 22 countries preceded the Parade's Grand Marshal, George Lucas. The selection of Lucas as the Grand Marshal coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars in 1977. The Rose Parade also featured Star Wars-themed floats of the planet Naboo and the Ewok forest from the moon of Endor.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at January 2, 2007 8:58 AM | TrackBack
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