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, August 24, 2005

Day 215 - Prayer Warrior Rally for Noah Pincusoff

While I was working on the magazine tonight, "Some Soldier's Mom" posted an urgent plea on our blog comments, requesting prayer for her son, Noah Pincusoff, who was injured in a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack.

Noah is in surgery at an Iraqi hospital, being treated for a serious spinal cord injury.

Please jump over to her web site and post a note of encouragement.

We also send our prayers to the family of Sgt. Todd Partridge, a soldier from Natchez, MS, who was killed over the weekend when his Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb.