Staff SGT Donald Wayne West, Jr., enlisted in the United States Army National Guard on September 11, 2001. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Company A of the 150th Combat Engineers served active duty Aug 29, 2004, until Dec 30, 2005. SSGT West returned to college in January, 2006. He married Lauren Ritchie June 9, 2006, at Seaside, Fla., and they have three children. SSGT West completed military service at Camp Minden, LA on Aug 23, 2009.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Day 19 - The Faces of Victory

For obvious reasons, we cannot share many details of this past weekend, most of which concerned the movements of Wayne's company. We are awaiting word of his safe arrival somewhere in western Iraq.

What we can share are the memories of the historical election day our solidiers helped to bring about.

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