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Johnathan Wesley Taylor

Homosassa, Florida

February 22, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Marine Cpl

2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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Johnathan Wesley Taylor
August 14, 1987 - February 22, 2011

Cpl Johnathan Wesley "Butters" Taylor, USMC died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Afghanistan, while serving our Country on his fourth combat tour. Cpl Taylor was born August 14, 1987 in Hickory, NC and moved to this area in 2000. Cpl Taylor was known as Butters by his family and friends. He was a graduate of Lecanto High School were he was a member of the ROTC, Yankeetown Sea Cadets and a former Cub Scout. He was of the Lutheran Faith.
Cpl Taylor is survived by his parents Mark and Deborah Taylor of Homosassa; brothers Mark Taylor Jr. and Christopher Taylor both of Homosassa; paternal grandparents Ruby and Robert Wyly of Hickory, NC, Buddy Knotts of Ohio and Judy Nickels of Ohio; maternal grandparents John and Andra Green of Henry, VA; aunts and uncles, Jeannie and Arnie Burch of Martinsville, VA, Melanie and Larry Garver of Frederick, MD; cousin 2d Lt Heather Garver, USAF, NM; nephews Mark Taylor III, and Mason Taylor; niece Morgan Taylor.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 on the football field at Lecanto High School. Burial with full Military Honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family request care packages be sent to Cpl Taylor's unit in Afghanistan. 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine, Echo Co., 3rd Platoon, Unit 73230FPOAE, 09510-3230, in care of Staff Sgt. Diroma.
Condolence may be given at www.wilderfuneral.com
From godsmarines.com

Cpl. Johnathan W. Taylor

Cpl. Johnathan W. Taylor, 23, of Homosassa, Fla., died Feb. 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

BROOKSVILLE Shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, time seemed to stand still along U.S. 41 leading north into Brooksville. The roadside seemed to momentarily come alive with several hundred people, who stood holding flags, banners and signs as they waited for the long procession carrying Marine Cpl. Johnathan Taylor home to Citrus County one last time. Like Richard Dubac, none of them knew the man in the casket inside the black hearse that rolled slowly past. But he was a hero, nonetheless, and certainly worth a few moments of their respect. "All I know is that he was fighting for me," Dubac said tearfully as he clutched an American flag beside his wife, Caroline. "That's enough in my book." Taylor, 23, died Feb. 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan. It was his fourth tour of combat duty. Growing up in Homosassa, Taylor had set his sights on becoming a Marine. At Lecanto High School, he spent four years in ROTC and attended a Navy Sea Cadet program. In 2007, he joined the Marines, and was eventually assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Taylor's mother, Deb, described her son as an affable and dedicated young man with a strong sense of duty to his Marine unit. "He was a good Marine through and through," she said. "It was the most important thing in his life."

On Thursday, Deb Taylor stood silently with her husband, Mark, and 19-year-old son, Chris, as a small private jet carrying her son's body arrived on the tarmac of the Florida National Guard facility at the Hernando County Airport. With the family watching, an honor guard from the Marines 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion in Tampa lifted the flag-draped casket into the waiting hearse. A public memorial service for Taylor will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lecanto High football field at 3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto. Taylor will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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