Bobby Lee West - January 1950 - July 2011
by Christine Paulino
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In July 2011, my dad, Bobby Lee West, was traveling with my mom from Florida to Virginia to see my oldest son get married. One of the rear tires blew out and my mom lost control of the van which flipped several times. My dad died instantly. My mom was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Dad served in the Marines and was a Vietnam Vet. My son, Warren Graham, idolized him and even followed in his Marines footprints. Currently Warren is an MP stationed in Quantico, VA. One of the things Warren wanted to do was to take his Granddad to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC. Dad had never been. The day after his death, I went to the memorial. I figured that if he couldn’t see it, then I was going to see it for him. I loved him so much but I never really got to tell him. Now it is too late. You always think that there will be more time…