|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||October 26 1951|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private West was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private West was a rifleman with the 3rd Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action by an enemy sniper while on patrol against an enemy outpost near "Heartbreak Ridge", North Korea on October 26, 1951.