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, January 02, 2008

Sgt. Galatas' Wife Publishes "A Soldier's Courage"

Remember Norris Galatas, the soldier for whom we've been praying during his courageous battle for recovery from wounds he received in Iraq? Well, his wife, Janis, has written a book chronicling their journey.

Auntie Tracye forwarded a recent email from Janis, just before the book came out. "Norris will spend another year at Walter Reed until they can get rid of the MRSA infection and repair his damaged colon. This will mean two more surgeries. We will just suck it up and drive on," she said. That's the spirit of this couple.

You'll add to their support when you click here to buy Janis's book from Amazon.

Congratulations, Janis!!
And thumbs up to you, too, Sgt. Galatas!