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

Sgt. Wade Wilson
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