Taylor Swift Honors Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine

Sgt. Wade Wilson slept with a poster of Taylor Swift by his bed in Afghanistan friends say

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    Swift (L) called the mother of Sgt. Wilson to express her condolences.

    Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift reportedly sent flowers in honor of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in Afghanistan.

    Sgt. Wade Wilson, 22, of Normangee, Texas was killed May 11th in Helmand Province.

    Known as “Willy” by his friends, the anti-tank missileman “worshipped” the singer according to his friends in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines according to a blog post.

    One friend posted a “shout out” to the singer on YouTube before the Marine’s service Sunday.

    “Anybody that knew Willy personally knew that he worshipped you,” Wilson’s friend Josh Marreel said in a YouTube video. “He even slept with a poster of you in between our beds in Afghanistan on his first deployment there.”

    Mareel told Swift, he only wanted her to think about his fallen friend.

    A local television station reported flowers were sent to the Wilson’s family with a note attached (image from KBXT-TV to right), “Thank you for loving my music. I won’t forget it and I won’t forget you. All my love, Taylor Swift.”

    The station reported Swift called the Marine's mother and expressed her condolences and requested to wear Wilson's dog tags in her next video.