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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Day 128 - Tribute to the Fallen

We extend our prayers today to the families of these fallen soldiers from the 155th who were traveling in a Humvee alongside the Marine II Expeditionary Force when a bomb exploded near their convoy Monday, according to AP.

� Spec. Daniel Varnado, 24, from Gulfport, MS
Pfc. Bryan Barron, 26, also from Gulfport,MS
Corp. Daron Lunsford, 29, of Sardis, MS
Sgt. Saburant "Sabe" Parker, 43, of Foxworth, MS

To all our soldiers still serving around the globe, we honor you.

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