On July 2, 2022, the Southern California Garrison of the 501st Legion–aka Vader’s Fist–honored Bryce Eller (formerly Kermit Eller) with an honorary membership. Eller wore the original screen-used Darth Vader costume at promotional events from 1977-1982. He’s the one in the poster, here:
And partially out of costume, here:
And here we are at the ceremony at the Daily Grill in Burbank:
Back, left to right: Jay “Tiepilot” Skwarlo, Bryce Eller, Sebastian Lewis,
Front, left to right: Shawn Crosby, Shamim Q. Dana, W.R. Miller
Special thanks to Shamim Q. Dana for inviting me.