|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1991|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2013|
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 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.
Taylor was born December 17, 1991 in Baltimore, MD. He grew up in the Whitehurst Community in Severna Park. Taylor was active in the Green Hornets sports program playing football, baseball, basketball and wrestling. He graduated from Severna Park High School in June 2010. He was a proud member of the wrestling and baseball team, including the 2009 State Championship team. He earned a Minds in Motion award through his studies.
He joined the Marine Corps in October 2010. After graduating from boot camp, he attended the School of Infantry and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. He deployed with the 1/9 to Afghanistan in May, 2011 and returned on Christmas Day 2011. Upon returning, he completed Advanced Mortarman Course. In September of 2012, he volunteered to deploy for a mission to Kuwait. He was most recently training at Mountain Warfare School in California and Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. During his time he earned the Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service deployment ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and NATO ISAF Medal.
Taylor was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles fan. He also enjoyed spending time boating with friends on the Severn and Magothy River and skeet shooting in Maryland and North Carolina. Taylor was known by all for his smile which he shared with everyone.
Taylor is survived by his parents, William and Elizabeth, brother, Griffin and sister, Libby, all of Severna Park; grandparents William and Patricia Wild of Glen Burnie and Jan Sprinkel and Judy Graham Annapolis; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Sprinkel.
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 2:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Reception will follow at the Whitehurst Community Clubhouse, 360 White Cedar Lane in Severna Park.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd with the procession meeting at 10:30am at the Memorial Gate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marines Helping Marines at: www.marineshelpingmarines.org. Obituary provided by Barranco & Sons Funeral Home.
Note: Interred April 2, 2013
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 10464
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Mar 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106983465