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, March 19, 2007

Donald Wayne West, III (Trey)

What joy! Today, Wayne and Lauren welcomed the newest member to their family -- a nine-pound, 19-inch baby boy they named Donald Wayne West, III. Mother and baby are both doing well. Daddy Wayne is bonding in the nursery.

All 22 visitors in the waiting room are clammoring for a view!