Taylor Swift to honor fallen Camp Pendleton Marine
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 12:13:31 PM
A number of celebrities have connected with members of the Armed Forces in the past year, and now Taylor Swift is among them. In her upcoming music video, the singer plans to wear the dog tags of Sergeant Wade Wilson, a Marine from Camp Pendleton
who died in combat, KPBS News reports.
The country crooner is paying her respects to the fallen Marine after his comrade, Corporal Josh Marreel, posted a video to YouTube asking the singer to just think about Wilson, who was one of her biggest fans.
"Anybody that knew Willy knew that he worshipped you. He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan," Marreel said in the video. He gave the information about his friend's memorial services.
Swift made a personal phone call and sent flowers to Wilson's family with a personal message attached, according to KTBX News. She also told the family that she wants to wear his dog tags in her next video, which is currently being filmed in California, to show her support for his service to the country.
"Wade, thank you for loving my music. I won't forget it and I will never forget you," she wrote on the card.
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