American Legion Post 24 Celebrates First Baby Born on Veterans Day

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Those on hand to drop off the basket included, clockwise from left, Bill Willburn (seated); Lisa Sheesley, Auxiliary Unit 24 President; Deb Mitchell; Jen Dansereau; Deanna Crouch; Kat Tipton; Patty Medina; Dawn Larson, MHSC obstetrics nurse; Doug Uhrig; Donna Williams; Megan Jacobsen, MHSC Obstetrics & Women’s Health director; Cheryl Craig; Gina Dusel, Auxiliary Department of Wyoming President; Rich Ketting (seated).

ROCK SPRINGS– Kaysen Ray Bear was the first baby born on Veterans Day at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

He was born at 2:25 pm, Monday, November 11, to Latasha and David Bear of Rock Springs. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Kaysen has an 11-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister.

To celebrate the occasion, the American Legion Archie Hay Post 24 family gave the baby a big bath tub full of goodies. It includes diapers, baby wipes, some outfits, hand-crafted quilts, hand-crocheted stuffed animals, bath items, towels and more.

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“It’s a gift to the community and something for us to celebrate on Veterans Day,” said Gina Dusel, Auxiliary Department of Wyoming President.