|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||July 10 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private First Class West was awarded 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 First Class West was a member of the 57th Ordnance Recovery Company, U.S. Army. On July 10, 1953, he was burned to death when a tank transporter overturned and caught fire.