It is with a heavy heart that I must report to you the passing of SSG Tommie L. Westbrook. SSG Westbrook served in WWII from 1943-1945 and was awarded 5 Bronze Stars for various campaigns in Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, Normandy, and Northern France.
SSG Tommie L. Westbrook will be laid to rest on Monday, October 14, 2013, 1800 hrs, at Life Center Church in Tacoma, WA. The American Legion is providing services for SSG Westbrook and is asking for volunteers. They need military personnel in uniform to present the Colors and as many military personnel in ASUs/Service Greens to show up as possible. I am also asking for as many Comrades who are able to attend as well.
We have been contacted by members of the JBLM Funeral Honors team and they informed us that a team WILL be present at the funeral of SSG Westbrook but by regulation can only attend one event. They will be attending the funeral service and not the memorial.
Life Center Church is located at 1717 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Paul L. Whitfield, Sr.
State Chair, Law & Safety
VFW Post 969