Trooper Jimmy West was laid to rest and entered Fiddler’s Green to reminisce with his fellow troopers, as only a Buffalo Soldier can.
Following high school Trooper West entered the Army, then Navy, and then the Air Force! Something few of us have ever done. He was adventurous. He retired following 25 years of service with the United State Post Office.
An outdoorsman, Jimmy loved to fish and hunt. Loving horses, he was a member of the Alexander/Madison Chapter of Kansas City Area Buffalo Soldiers Association and the Rough Riders Saddle Club. Trooper James West was a Master Mason in Prudence Lodge #6 and served there for 25 years.
Trooper James Orville West passed away April 27, 2017 with his service and interment at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery held on May 5, 2017.