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, May 23, 2005

Day 126-B - Mohammad Meets Big Bird

Little Mohammad, accompanied by his father, is escorted by troops from the 155th BCT to the helicopter which will fly him to Baghdad for life-changing surgery. Posted by Hello