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 08, 2006

Minus 151 Days - Good News Sunday

It’s hard to believe in Wayne's New World, we’re only 151 days away from Wayne and Lauren’s rehearsal dinner and wedding. Their precious “Save the Date” card, designed by Lauren and her mother, arrived yesterday. So far, it's looks as if we'll be able to work the trip into our schedule. (smile!)

In other news, Mrs. Greyhawk shares Fiesta Gold, the story of one military wife’s opportunity to throw the football through a target 15 yards away to earn a hefty contribution for the USO and an opportunity to speak to her husband in Iraq via satellite. Read it the surprise ending here!

Michael Yon has issued a Call for Veteran Volunteers to help create an ongoing forum to publish news from the front lines. Get more information here.

Some Soldier's Mom reports over 1000 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade will return to Fort Benning, GA, tomorrow! She's also got a great homecoming story. Jump over and leave a word of encouragement here.

It's a beautiful day here in central Arkansas. Around here, naps on Sunday afternoons aren't optional; they're required.