LCpl William Taylor Wild IV
Born: December 17, 1991 in Baltimore, Maryland
Died: March 18, 2013 in Hawthorne, Nevada
Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md., died in the explosion in Hawthorne, Nev. He joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2010 from Severna Park High School. He was best known as Taylor and he had been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Kuwait. Taylor always wanted to go into the military, like his father, who is a command chief in the Air Force Reserve at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Taylor was in a weapons platoon that was scheduled to deploy in November to Afghanistan. He was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in October 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in December 2011. Wild’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.
Friends and family may visit on
Thursday, March 28th from
2-4 and 6-8 pm at
Barranco & Sons Funeral Home.
Services will be held on
Friday, March 29th at
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis,
333 Dubois Road.
Reception will follow at the
Whitehurst Community Clubhouse,
360 White Cedar Lane in S
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery
will be held on
Tuesday, April 2nd
with the procession meeting at
10:30am at the Memorial Gate.
To be updated…