Taylor Swift Mourns Fallen Marine
Taylor Swift paid tribute to a fallen Marine in a touching, personal way. The singer sent flowers and made a personal phone to call to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson — and her generosity didn’t end there.
The ‘Safe & Sound’ singer also requested to wear Wilson’s dog tags in an upcoming music video to show her support for the troops. Wilson passed away on May 11 in combat in Afghanistan.
Swift’s moving tributes to Wilson are a response to a YouTube video and social media campaign from Wilson’s family and friends. KBTX reports that Wilson’s comrade, Corporal Josh Marrell, posted the video to the starlet. “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,” Marrell says in the clip. “This is about good buddy, Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, who was killed in action Friday, May 11, 2012 in Afghanistan. Anybody that knew Willy knew that he worshiped you. He even slept with a post of you in between our beds in Afghanistan.”
Marrell and his fellow Marines even invited Swift to Wilson’s funeral.
This wasn’t the first time Swift reached out to a fan in distress. The country cutie also invited a cancer stricken fan to be her date to the ACM Awards, but he wound up being too ill to attend. Her charitable spirit earned her kudos from Michelle Obama at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, where she took home the Big Help Award.
Watch Cpl. Marrell’s Video to Taylor Swift