Specialist Scott West to be honored with the High Five Tour Mobility Equipped
2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.
High Five Tour 2018 Ford F-150 “Raptor” is converted for a wheelchair-bound driver. It is equipped with two stowaway Bruno transfer seats, a Bruno wheelchair crane and a Clock Mobility hydraulic bed cover.
See https://www.wwfs.org/high-five-tour for more information and photos
The High Five Tour 2018 “Raptor” has crisscrossed the United States and has over 40,000 signatures from Americans who love and respect our veterans
This year’s recipient is Scott West.
• Branch: U.S. Army
• Rank: E-4
• Home Town: Rogers, Arkansas
• Wartime Service Dates: December 26, 2004 - December 16, 2005
• Wartime Locations: Iraq
• Unit: 5/7 Cavalry, Stewart, Georgia
• Awards: bronze star of valor, 3 Purple Hearts
Scott was nominated to receive the High Five Tour 2018 “Raptor” by Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Scott is currently employed by Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, an organization made up of mostly Volunteers (Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS and Medical) who deploy when a natural disaster strikes and provide immediate “impact assistance” to devastated communities. The Disaster Teams provide help thru tree and debris removal, muck out operations, covering roofs and windows, distributing food and water, and other meaningful tasks.
Additionally, Scott is called to lead other Wounded/Disabled Veterans on Adventure Trips which include mountain climbing, skydiving, scuba diving, hunting/fishing, and sporting events. He also counsels Veterans to assist them with their rehabilitation progress, restore independence and self-confidence, and re-engage them in living life to the fullest.
Currently, Scott and his wife, Bridgette, have only one vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu with 54,000 miles. The West's were also recently blessed with a newborn son. The High Five Tour 2018 “Raptor” will go a long way to assisting the West family in meeting family needs for employment, life support, and leisure requirements.
Scott lost both of his legs in an IED blast. He is rated 100% disabled (permanent and total) by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.