SKG November Spotlight: TI 1085 Tom Kness

Our Trooper Spotlight for November is Tom Kness. Fun Fact: Tom is Starkiller Garrison’s longest standing 501st Legion member to date. You can learn more below. 

When did you join the 501st and why?

“Jan 2004, to have fun costuming and do events with worthwhile charities.”

What was your first costume you got approved in?

“TIE Pilot”

How many costumes have you been approved in or do you own now?

“5 approved. ANH-TK, ESB-TK, TIE, ANH TIE and 181st TIE.”

Do you have any stats off hand that you’d like to brag about? Number of troops done, number of different states/garrisons trooped with, etc.

“No nothing comes to mind worth bragging about.”

If you have multiple costumes, what is your favorite costume to wear and why?

“181st Tie, it’s the elite of the TIEs and one of the easiest to wear.”

Do you have a favorite event you’ve done or special memory you’d like to share?

“Make-A-Wish for Joshua, it was an event in Reading at an adult prom where items from LFL were presented to a young kid named Joshua. The energy we put into that performance and the level of emotion from doing it was just amazing.”

Do you have any advice for potential new members or our newest members?

“Take it all in and enjoy the ride.”

What do you do for a living?

“Corrections Officer.”

What are some other things you like to do outside of the 501st?

“Model building and video games”

Who is your favorite Star Wars character?

“Original EU Wedge Antilles, a man that always did the right thing.”

Other than Star Wars, what other fandoms do you like?


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