Justin James Wilson, 24, died a hero March 22, 2010, while serving his country in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was born in Huntington, N.Y. and lived in Palm City for five years, coming from Commack, N.Y. He graduated from Commack High School. Following graduation, he was a graffiti artist. He was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C., in the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City. Survivors include his wife, Hannah McVeigh of Stuart; parents, Lance and Frances Wilson of Palm City; brother, Christopher Wilson of Palm City; sister, Jamie-Ella Wilson of Palm City; grandmothers, Ella Forte of North Carolina and Lillian Wilson of New York. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ed Forte and Tex Wilson. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or at woundedwarriorproject.org. Services: Visitations will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 and 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 at Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. March 31 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City. A guest book may be signed at foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 27, 2010