SEVERNA PARK, Md. — William Taylor Wild IV always wanted to be in the military. The walls of his room are covered with Marine Corps and Naval Academy posters.
He loved teamwork and had been a pitcher at Severna Park High School in the town where he grew up and joined the Marines shortly after graduating in 2010.
“He has a huge personality and didn’t hold anything back,” Elizabeth Wild said Wednesday of her son, whom everyone called Taylor. “If he loved you, you knew it.”