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. Their son, Donald Wayne (Trey) West, III, was born March 19, 2007. SSGT West completed military service at Camp Minden, LA on Aug 23, 2009.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Day 156B - Do You Hear What I Hear?


Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel asking, "Is This the Way to Amarillo?" Posted by Hello

According to US News, Sen. Hagel thinks ‘we’re losing in Iraq.’

Well, if you think Sen. Hagel is angry, read this post in Who's Your Baghdaddy? by Texas National Guardsman John Upperman, whose unit was activated for deployment to Iraq in August 2004. (Be sure to read the comments, too.)

John’s post also provides a link where to write Senator Upperman.

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