View Full Version : Hello 501st :)

09-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Hello everyone :)

I'm Michael and I am 50 yrs old, retired army, Airborne Infantry 11BPQ6. I've been interested in Star Wars since I first saw back in '79. I live in Killeen, Texas and worked in oil fields, drove trucks, and now am a contractor over-seas in afghanistan. Have been interested in 501st since stumbling upon its website 4-5 years ago. My current interests include on-line MMO's such as EQ2, Blacklight Retribution. I used to play SWG:Online but thatís been discontinued /Booo-booo, /Hiss-hiss ,, I enjoy long range shooting, painting models(WH40K), reading anything involving computers, astronomy, physics and christian theology, time with my family(my dog Sheila is included as family!), camping, traveling, hiking, working out, running, swimming. SO, here I am, applying for membership, and contemplating a rather unique costume design. A Imperial scout sniper. Mr. Philip Tso has been kind enought to forward me all pertinente information in a welcome packet. Therefor my next step is to build and purchase available material with 501st's approval first of said costum design. If any of you wish to contact me with suggestions, hints or otherwise, I will be reading thorugh the forums. If you live in the central Texas region, in or near Killeen, maybe we can meet at some point. My son is also interested and we have friends who are Star Wars aficionadoís.

Thank you, look forward to meeting and making friends with ya'll.

-Michael Petsch

Daala Girl
09-14-2012, 10:59 AM
Welcome Michael! We have a few troopers that live in & near Killeen. If you have any specific questions or concerns about armor feel free to ask. We are always ready to help answer questions & when possible, lend a hand.

09-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Thank you very much. I will be in the future when I get back form afghanistan. The killeen members can e-mail me at Orion53T@yahoo.com.
-Michael :)
Im going to work on a Shadow Scout Sniper, all black.

Daala Girl
09-14-2012, 11:55 AM
I know Troy is stationed at Ft. Hood. His screen name is Firefox13a. He just got back a few months ago.

You should also get on our FaceBook page. It will help introduce you to lots of us.

09-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Ahhh, can you post the facebook link please :) ? And I'll look for Firefox13a, Hmmm , wonder if 13A is his MOS? (Bet it is) :)

09-14-2012, 08:57 PM

Thank you for serving Michael - hope to see you trooping with us soon. Wearing plastic is a fun and unique experience.

09-15-2012, 03:33 AM
Thank you TrooperTim, I went and did a friend request, appreciate everyone's help getting me started, contacting me. Thank you :)

Daala Girl
09-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Here's the link https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/69279015694/

09-16-2012, 10:36 AM
I've connected with Michael on the Spec Ops site too. We'll get him all hooked up! :)