Fallen Rebels




  • In Memoriam – Justin Craig Manning

      Justin “Phantom6” Manning joined with the Force at the age of 43 on Sunday morning, January 17th after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was a member of the Rebel Legion since 2003, and a two-term BCO of Alderaan Base. Though his battle required him to move to inactive status, he was never far away, and often attended events, his camera in hand. Always at his best when he was making sure others were having a great time, he went out of his way to ensure everyone felt welcome. Justin made friends wherever he went, and will be missed by everyone in the New England costuming community. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memoriam – Taggart Cline

      Taggart Cline – March 18, 1974 – May 12, 2014 Taggart battled diabetes and several other health issues but was on the mend when he died suddenly of complications. Graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1992 and from UW-Whitewater with an associate degree in computer graphics. Tag worked for Waukesha Head Start Program with pre-school children for two years. He worked most of his adult life in restaurant management. He was a member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group that does charitable appearances for children. Taggart was a believer in giving second chances which is why he had a rescue dog and donated his organs so that others could live. – Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memoriam – Jeroen Michiels

      Jeroen ”JeroenM” Michiels – Benelux Base July 19, 1992 – May 6 2015 Jeroen was a passionate and motivated member and BMO of our base. We will miss him very much.Jeroen, you stay our Jeroen, our Luke Skywalker, our friend. We will never forget you. You stay one of us. Thank you for everything… Thank you buddy… Be one with the Force! Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memoriam – Heidi Peterson

      Heidi was a founding member of Terrapin Base, established in her own livingroom in 2007. She was an energetic Jawa and always tried to make children smile. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memoriam – Craig Budge

    Craig “TheSniper” Budge  1971-2014 Craig was a highly valued and respected member of Tatooine since joining 2009, in his heart, he was a Rebel and enjoyed crafting and building Star Wars costumes and props and always willing to help anyone out even if he had never built it.  Craig enjoyed traveling, well before joining RL, having travelled the east coast of Australia and working for many years on the Ski fields of Australia. He was a Baker and at all the major convention, he always brought a cake with some type of Star Wars decoration. Your friends and members of the Star Wars costuming community will miss you buddy! Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memorial – Sean Connaughton

    Sean “Seaco Buroc” Connaughton – Alderaan Base May 25, 1973 – January 13, 2013 On January 13, Sean lost his battle with Cancer. He loved the Rebel Legion and will be missed by so many. Donations in Sean’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memorial – Mike Bailey

    It is with a heavy heart that we need to add one more to our Fallen Rebel page. Mike “ukchewbacca” Bailey of Elstree Base, passed away this past weekend. Michael joined Elstree in 2010 with his Chewbacca costume and I had the pleasure of meeting him at Legoland 2011. He was a lovely, friendly man with no airs and graces and a pleasure to troop with. He was certainly a hit with the crowds who flocked to see him in his Chewie.  He was a well-liked and respected member of the costuming community in the UK and he will be sorely missed. – Suzi Stelling (suzijedi), Base Commanding Officer We only got to know you for a short while You made us all laugh with your true wookiee style Trooping with you has been a great pleasure with moments & memories we shall always treasure forever. With each wookiee grunt & each wookiee roar a huge hit with the kids who would come back for more. Be it large event or small, you gave it hundred percent you gave it your all. So rest in peace our good friend one thing is for sure you will be missed at Rebel Legion by one & all. – Chantal Freeman (adi gallia), Elstree Base Membership Officer “My friends love Chewie, my family love Chewie, and because he “makes the difference” to so many people lives through raising money for charity, the guy has a big place in my heart too.” – Mike Bailey I think this sums up Mike. A true gent and great trooper. RIP Mike. Sleep well ukchewbacca. – Beth Gourlay (sumbe foret), Elstree Base PR Officer Mike “ukchewbacca” Bailey Elstree Base 1975-2012 Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memorial – Dana Marshall

    Dana “DanaWheels” Marshall  – Alpha Base July 13, 1964 – October 28, 2012 Dana was a long-term member of Alpha Base and of the Rebel Legion. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memorial – Ryan Jones

    Ryan “JediAgent” Jones passed away October 19, 2011 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Ryan was an active member in both the Rebel and 501st Legions. His heart always focused on charity, even when tough times affected his own life. He was a brilliantly talented fiddler, as well as Doctor Who costumer. Ryan not only physically resembled the Tenth Doctor, but his heart and soul mimicked the time traveler’s own. Like the Doctor, Ryan touched the lives of hundreds, if only even for a second. He leaves behind a community who will always feel the absence of the bright spark with which he lived his life. Donations can be made in Ryan’s honor to several charities, including the ASPCA and Make-A-Wish Foundation. “He will always be remembered as someone who could spontaneously make a room fill with happiness.” – RL member George Starkey Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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    In Memorial – Devin Leyden

    Devin “Vladric_Yavin” Leyden – Endor Base November 11, 1965 – August 8, 2011 Devin was an active member, founder, and former leader of the Sacramento Fan Force. He also served as the first Sacramento Regional Captain for Endor Base. He was very helpful in getting Endor Base involved in events up in Sacramento and his help and enthusiasm  was always greatly appreciated. We will all miss Devin’s cheerful, friendly and outgoing spirit. Report Content Issue: * Blank Page Invalid Contents Broken Links Other Your Name: * Details: * Submit...

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