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The 501st In Maryland Gets Some Press

Posted By Mike on March 25, 2010

SW.com points us to HometownAnnapolis.com where members of the 501st Old Line Garrison have recieved some recent positive press. See below for the intro and then click here for the full article.


"Don Burkett has a "Star Wars" item for your every need. Want some cereal? He has an R2-D2 bowl ready to use for breakfast.

Want a cup of coffee with that? He has several mugs bearing the likeness of characters from the movie series, like C-3PO, Chewbacca and Boba Fett.

Want to do some laundry after you eat? He has a Darth Vader clothespin to hang up your clothes with.

Want to make a call? He has a Darth Maul phone that flips open to reveal the emperor sitting in a chair.

Want to finish up with some yard work? He has a Darth Vader lawn sprinkler.

Burkett also can (and does) decorate a Christmas tree with "Star Wars" ornaments every year, and has a pile of light sabers and plenty of other series paraphernalia. The doorbell of his Millersville home even plays music from the movie.

His collection fills an entire spare bedroom and is mostly intended for display, not actual use. It's nowhere near the largest accumulation of "Star Wars" stuff, but Burkett, a 43-year-old Marine Corps veteran and electrician, isn't out to top anyone. He's just expressing his passion as a major fan and member of the region's premier "Star Wars" costuming group, the Old Line Garrison. He's been hooked on "Star Wars" ever since the original movie came out in 1977."






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