Wyatt grew up in the small farming town of Morocco, Indiana. He grew up like any other farm boy, showing pigs and cattle in 4-H. His true passion was football. He loved playing football and watching the Fighting Irish, as his maternal grandparents were full Irish! He was 6 feet tall and weighed 200 lbs. Wyatt still holds weightlifting records at his high school. As with all men in his family, he joined the military. His great-grandfather was a Command Sergeant Major in the Army, his grandfather served in the Navy and I served in the Marines. His life was tragically cut short in a single vehicle accident on his last day of leave before shipping out on USS Ronald Reagan.

Character Strength Story:

BRAVERY - In times of unrest in the Middle East, he never wavered on wanting to serve his country!

HUMOR - He was the leader of practical jokes and messing around. He would stay up late all week of the 4-H fair and steal the golf carts for the fair board members and drive them through the pig barns and out on the motocross track!

KINDNESS - As big and strong as Wyatt was he never picked on anybody and stepped up when people were mean to kids that were not so popular.

—Submitted by David, Surviving Father


Inspired by Wyatt's Story?

Honor This Fallen Hero With Acts Of Service

Get Involved With TMF
TMF Stats:
001 78,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 300,000+ Spartan Members
003 650,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement