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Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt View/Sign Guest Book
Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt

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Age:   22
Hometown: Caledonia, WI
Date of Death: 10/12/2004
Incident Location: Babil province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Lance Cpl.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
Unit's Base: Chicago, Ill.

Laura Watson will never forget the day Daniel Wyatt proposed. It was March 9 _ the same day he was called up for active duty that would eventually take him to Iraq. "He proposed to me at 8 o''clock in the morning, and at 8 at night, 12 hours later, he got the call," she said. The prospect of her fiance going to war made Watson bawl, but she said Wyatt''s response was even. "`I''ve been training for three years,''" he told her. "''This is the time people need me to help.''" Wyatt, 22, of Calendonia, Wis., died Oct. 12 in Babil province, southwest of Baghdad. An honors student who loved music, history and sports, Wyatt joined the Marine Reserves out of a desire to serve the country and went to boot camp right after high school. He was based in Chicago. "Some people are born to serve," said his stepmother, Kathy Sullivan. After boot camp, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee but later went to Milwaukee Area Technical College where he was studying to become a police officer. He is survived by his father, David Wyatt. His mother died when he was a boy.
Source: Associated Press
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