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National guardman changed his name to Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    National guardman changed his name to a toy
    Reported by Vic Gideon


    Optimus Prime is heading out to the Middle East with his guard unit on Wednesday to provide fire protection for airfields under combat.


    "On Sunday, we were awarded as the best firefighting unit in the Army National Guard in the entire country," said Prime. "That was a big moment for us."


    Prime took his name from the leader of the Autobots Transformers, which were popular toys and a children's cartoon in the 1980s.


    He legally changed his name on his 30th birthday and now it's on everything from his driver's licence, to his military ID, to his uniform.


    "They razzed me for three months to no end," said Prime. "They really dug into me about it."


    "I got a letter from a general at the Pentagon when the name change went through and he says it was great to have the employ of the commander of the Autobots in the National Guard."


    Prime says the toy actually filled a void in his life when it came out.


    "My dad passed away the year before and I didn't have anybody really around, so I really latched onto him when i was a kid," he said.


    his weblog....

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  2. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

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  4. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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  5. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Send him to the korean pen to "solve" this nuke problem solo style.

    this dude kicks ass.
     
  6. Mr. Horse

    Mr. Horse Junior Member

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    http://fototime.com/{282D7B04-F9DE-4B83-9718-C20105B7F016}/picture.JPG'>

    "No sir, I don't like it."
     
  7. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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