Taylor Swift hit Joan’s on Third in West Hollywood on May 26. Corporal Josh Marreel uploaded a video to get Taylor’s attention to let her know that 22-year-old Sergeant Wade Wilson, a Marine killed in action in Afghanistan, was a huge fan of hers. Wade had a poster of Taylor in his bunk and really loved her music.
Taylor got the message, saw the video, and got Wade’s family on the phone and asked if it was OK if she wear his dog tags in her next music video. She also sent them flowers and a kind note thanking Wade for his love and support, saying that she’ll never forget him.