Sgt. Wade Daniel Wilson, age 22 of Leona, Texas, was killed in action on Friday, May 11, 2012, while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Sgt. Wilson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
Wade Daniel Wilson was born August 4, 1989, in Webster, Texas, was raised in Leon County and was a 2007 graduate of Centerville High School. He was a fun-loving person that packed more living into 22 years than most do in a lifetime.
While protecting his fellow comrades and his country, he gave all for something he believed in whole-heartedly. He was a son, a brother, and a friend to all he knew. He made the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life to help protect our freedom. He is a true American hero.