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.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Minus 144 Days - Good News Sunday

1. The Dow hit 11,000 Monday.

2. I probably ate 11,000 fewer calories last week than I did Christmas week.

3. Wayne called a few minutes ago to let me hear the sound of the surf in Florida.
That's especially good news, knowing he's standing on beach sand instead of desert sand.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1