Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to the Department of Defense. He was just 22-years-old.
According to his memorial Facebook page, Sgt. Wilson grew up in Centerville, Texas and was a 2007 graduate of Centerville High School.
He is survived by his mother Cindy Lee (Lowry), stepfather Ward Easterling, father Mitchell Boyd "Rusty" Wilson, three brothers and one sister.
The Wilson family wrote on Wade's Facebook memorial page:
Wade will be missed by so many and will always remain close to our hearts. We are forever indebted to Wade and all of our men and women in uniform for the service they do to keep our country and families protected.
Sgt. Wilson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton.