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Taylor Swift To Honor Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine In New Video (Video)

Sgt. Wade Wilson

Above: Sgt. Wade Wilson

Country music superstar Taylor Swift plans to honor fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade Wilson by wearing his dog tags in her next music video.

The 22-year-old Wilson, a native of Texas, was killed May 11th in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton.

Texas television station KBTX-TV reports one of Wilson's Marine buddies, Cpl. Josh Marreel, made a YouTube video asking Swift "just to think of him." In the video Marreel explains:

"Anybody that knew Willy knew that he worshiped you. He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan."

Well, Swift did more than just think of Sgt. Wilson. Swift telephoned Wilson's parents, and sent condolence flowers with a note that read:

“Wade, thank you for loving my music. I won’t forget it, and I will never forget you. All my love, Taylor Swift.”

According to KBTX-TV, Swift told the Wilsons she wanted to wear their son's dog tags in her new music video as a way of honoring his sacrifice.

Here's the video of Cpl. Marreel sending out a special request to Taylor Swift:


Taylor Swift Request Video

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