After having came across a very touching YouTube video, singer-songwritter Taylor Swift reached out to the family of the U.S. Marine who unfortunately died in Afghanistan on Friday May 11th 2012.
A video was posted on YouTube about Sergeant Wade Wilson’s family, it was posted by the Sergent’s best friend, Corporal Josh Marreel
The video begins with:
“Alright, so this is a shout out to the one and only Taylor Swift. I know you have no idea who I am but this video isn’t about me. This is about a good buddy, Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, who was killed in action Friday, May 11, 2012 in Afghanistan. Anybody that knew Willy personally knew that he worshiped you. He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan.”
He asked Taylor to think about him, and personally invited her to Wilson’s funeral services in Texas. Swift responded with flowers and a note.
The note reads:
“Wade, thank you for loving my music. I won’t forget it and I will never forget you. All my love, Taylor Swift.”
Swift also asked the family is she could use his army dog tags to pay tribute to him by wearing them in an upcoming music video.
Here is the video dedicated to Taylor Swift by Corporal Josh Marreel.