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Hi I'm Dan Wayment

I grew up all over the world. Am a Vietnam vet. and investigated child abuse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was a career military officer, being in 3 wars I usually went to his service stations that were non-combat. I dropped out of high school, ending up in the US Army for 8 years beginning the day I turned 17. My first duty station was Korea not far from the DMZ. I returned to Ft. Benning where I was in the unit which later ecame the 7th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div Air-mobile that they sent to Vietnam and a movie was made about them titled "We were Soldiers". I had been sent back to Korea and was inthe 13th Engineer Battalion Combat, 7th Infantry Division. I was sent to Vietnam in 1966 as part of the !st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Detached with home-base being Camp Eagle in Phan Rang, Vietnam. I went to Ft. Devensafter Vietnam in 1967. I opted to get out of the army after 8 years active. While in the service I received a high school diploma from the State of Georgia and completed 1 year of college at the Univ. of Maryland ran by the army. After I got out I went to the Federal Police Academy and became part of the Federal Protective Service for 2 years. I then began working for the State of New Hampshire as a case tech. Prior to that I went to nursing school at a 2 year college. I later completed my BS at a University in NH and began investigating Child Abuse as a Child Protective Social Worker II for 17 years. I moved to our state office in the Bureau of Child Protection where I eventually became the Administrator of the Central Registry for Child Abuse Offenders.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my father was one. My family was Mormon with one a great, great grandfather baptised in England. who later moved to Navoo, Missouri where he had a farm and later. along with others, went on a wagon train to Utah. While I believed in the faith, my real testimony began when I was in the service. I had visited many churches, and while in combat, I felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost, or something I could not explain, watch over me through one of the hardest years of my life. I returned to the church, after many years. I met a young Bishop who had a calling. I met many more who were filled with the Holy Ghost and had a testimony, one that I had been building for years. Seems every time I heard a talk or a testimony I had questions I wanted answered covered. It was almost like they were talking to me. I have met many who have been called and set-aside. You know who they are by listening to them. I never needed a program. I know I am alive today because of someone watching over me during Vietnam, but not only that, during times in my life that I needed help. I never really asked for it. It was given to me, and hopefully because I either deserved it, or their were higher plans for the rest of my life. I continue my journey in the church that I know to be true. My journey, though long so far, has just begun. I enjoy the many blessings that I have even though my life has been a very difficult one from the time I was born. What I like most is that Mormons are a family, who share withe each other, worship together, play together and have events as a family. It isn't all listening for 1 hour and then going home. You give and you receive. It hasn't always been easy and a large part of my life I fell away from the church for many reasons, most which are personal to me. None were that I didn't believe. I am continuing to work on my faith, just as I know others are. That can be difficult as well, but it sometimes is what really tests our faith.

How I live my faith

I am in a ward in Burley ID.