He watched the "Star Wars" movies over and over, making sure the plastic armor on his uniform sat at just the right angle.
He endured teasing from his father, who calls him his "8-year-old who never grew up."
But on Thursday, the 30-year-old computer engineer from Durango, Mexico, was marching proud. He joined 200 fellow "Star Wars" fanatics at a Pasadena high school football field, trying to march in unison on the commands of an Army Reserve colonel in preparation for the 118th Rose Parade. "
The rest of the story at Latimes.com
Update: video of the parade at youtube.com. Warning: Ewoks.
Also: Stormtroopers practicing for the parade photoset at Flickr.com