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, July 18, 2005

Day 180B - Do Write in 60 Seconds

If you watched CBS’s 60 Minutes last night, you heard continuing concern for our soldiers' safety with regard to properly equipped vehicles. We send the following press release whenever appropriate, hoping someone will consider this relatively low-cost but effective method to uparmor military transportation.
Safer Military Vehicles Goal for Louisiana Manufacturer
Starting with little more than a concept, Louisiana chemist Tom Leaverton is producing an exclusive line of products to stop corrosion, prevent leaks, eliminate odors and reduce cooling costs. With a client list including heavy-hitters like the Pentagon, he hopes a "Big Cat" will help him get the word out he can also improve the safety of military vehicles and provide strong, low-cost refugee shelters. (More...)

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