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Why Cornelius Julius Sebastian? "Brasidas" was taken (again), so I went with my Facebook (FB) moniker. I was new to FB and only joined because I was deploying and thought it would be a good way to keep in touch with my family and friends. I had heard lots of stories about folks being inundated with friends requests on FB from folks they really had no interest in being in contact with, so I decided to go with a pseudonym. I've always been fascinated classical Rome and its military. I have also always identified with the several Roman soldiers who interact or speak with Christ in the Gospels. Especially as someone who for a time rejected the Christian Faith (the Roman soldiers who scourged and crucified Christ), then later was compelled by Christ's example to return to His Church ("Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof...."). So, I ran a highly unscientific Google search for the most common names for Roman centurions and the first three that came up were Cornelius, Julius and Sebastian, thus my FB, and now Ricochet, nom de guerre.