Country singer Taylor Swift honors fallen U.S. Marine

WASHINGTON – Country singer Taylor Swift has reached out to the family of a fallen U.S. Marine, after his fellow Marines took to social media to spread the word about his death.

Texas TV station KBTX reports after Swift saw a video made by Sgt. Wade Wilson’s friends, she made a personal phone call and sent flowers to Wilson’s family.

Wilson, from Leona, Texas, died in action in Afghanistan, May 11.

Swift also told the family she plans to wear Wade’s dog tags in her next video to show her support for his military service, KBTX reports.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, an unnamed friend of Wilson makes a plea to Swift to “please remember the ones who have fallen.”

In the video, the friend says Wilson worshipped Swift and “slept with a poster of (Swift) between our beds in Afghanistan.”

The friend notes in the YouTube clip the recent trend of service men and women asking out celebrities via social media. Last year, service members successfully scored dates with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

“I know a lot of people get on here and ask celebrities to go to dances and s*@t with them. All I’m asking is for you to think about him,” the friend says.

Watch the video below:

WTOP’s Meera Pal contributed to this story. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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