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.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Day 237 - A Little Moore Fun!

Mandy Fisher and Will Moore

Wayne's coming home on leave sooner than expected was a pleasant surprise for all of us earlier this month. Because he has returned to Iraq, Wayne is missing his cousin Will's wedding this weekend. So far this year, Wayne has already missed Will's engagement party, Bret's college graduation and subsequent wedding, plus the birth of his nephew, Connor. He did get to meet his new niece, Taylor, before he left.

This weekend, we will witness the vows of Amanda Holten Fisher and William Jarrell Moore (Mandy and Will) at Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas. Afterwards, we'll celebrate their marriage at a reception to be held at the Dallas Petroleum Club.

Son of Judge Milton and Janet Moore of Monroe, LA, Will is an attorney with The Law Firm of Bracewell & Giuliani. Mandy's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Douglas Fisher of Dallas. She is an attorney with the District Attorney's office of Dallas, TX.

Part of the fun will be having the family all together under one roof at the Hilton Park Cities hotel. We'll miss you Wayne, but we promise to take lots of pictures, and we'll take the web cam, just in case we can catch you online while we're in our rooms!