Throwback Thursday: Darth Vader takes break from dark side duties to visit hospital children's ward, Oct. 1, 1982
By Kristy Bleizeffer Oct 15, 2020
Harnessing the dark side of the force to squash the Jedi rebellion is taxing work.
Just ask Lord Vader. On Oct. 1, 1982, Darth took a break from enforcing the Empire's evil designs and made a trip to Memorial Hospital's children's ward, as reported by the Casper Star-Tribune.
"The dark villian of 'Star Wars' movie fame, Darth Vader, visited the children's ward at Natrona County Memorial Hospital Friday to cheer the patients. Young Zachary Lovelace didn't seem concerned, despite Vader's black reputation," the paper wrote.
Throwback Thursday looks back on Wyoming Medical Center’s long, rich history in Natrona County. Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center, which archives our vast collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia; and to "Wyoming Medical Center: A Centennial History," by Rebecca A. Hunt, Ph.D.