Marine Sergeant Wade Wilson
age 22, of Texas was killed during combat May 11th while on duty in Helmand Province Afghanistan.
We're told his actions saved two fellow Marines.
During the memorial State Senator Steve Ogden and Representative Marva Beck presented the family with a flag that had flown on top of the State Capitol in the Marine's memory.
Sergeant Wade Wilson joined the Marines at the age of 17 and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Sgt. Wade Daniel Wilson Scholarship Fund," set up at Citizens State Bank in Buffalo and Centerville or any Wells Fargo location.
**** Now, I'm not a big worshipper of 'celebrity', but sometimes these folks do something that does deserve recognition:
Taylor Swift offered condolences to the family of a Marine killed in action by sending flowers to his home and calling his parents.The country singer reached out to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson after his best friend Cpl Josh Marreel posted a YouTube video asking Swift to think of Wilson, who was a huge fan of her music.
Requiescat in Pace, Marine
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