The leader of the Autobots has joined the National Guard! http://archive.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=3828
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 announced 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 license, 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.” 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.
I don’t blame them for razzing him and I wonder how this will affect him into the future.