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.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Day 27 - Happy Mardi Gras!

John Servis, trainer for last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Smarty Jones, is back in Hot Springs at Oaklawn Park. This season, he's gearing up Rockport Harbor, another speedy and unbeaten colt, to inherit the spotlight. Tonight, John and his wife, Sherry (R), joined Sister Claudia, principal of St. John's Catholic School, in wishing Happy Mardi Gras to Alpha Company of 150th Engineer Batallion.
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