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 22, 2005

Day 41 - Busted Again!

An explosive ordnance disposal soldier from the 155th Brigade Combat Team, serving under the I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepares munitions, which were uncovered southwest of Baghdad, for controlled detonation on Feb. 16. Photo by: Official U.S. Army Photo
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