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Old 2003-03-26, 02:42 PM   #1
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I heard of this guy before when he first changed his name legally t Optimus Prime.



News For Thursday, March 20, 2003


OPTIMUS PRIME FIGHTS IN THE SECOND GULF WAR! -@ 18:44 PST
From wkyc.com:
National guardman changed his name to a toy
Reported by Vic Gideon

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- A member of Ohio's 5694th National Guard Unit in Mansfield legally changed his name to a Transformers toy.

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.

Thanks to Bobbi at RTM for the article.
 
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Old 2003-03-26, 02:46 PM   #2
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Ergh...
 
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Old 2003-03-26, 02:59 PM   #3
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Ergh...
My thoughts exactly. Some people don't read other threads...
 
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Old 2003-03-26, 04:28 PM   #4
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Your sarcasm towards my human error is much appreciated.
 
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Old 2003-03-26, 04:42 PM   #5
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It's four topics down. I also detect zero sarcasm.
 
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Old 2003-03-26, 04:55 PM   #6
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Actually when i looked initially i didn't see the 'optimus prime' listing several hits below the stickies and was rushing that's what i meant by human error. as for the sarcasm i meant the comment made by ozz but if you say that it wasn't then i stand corrected and apologize.. but nonetheless the point of the thread was to say best wishes to the guy in the topic
 
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