served in the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Reserve regiment out of Milwaukee.
And it was with those men - Capt. Roman Koshkin and Col. Morgan Mann - who came to a memorial ceremony at Crawford Park to honor Wyatt's service to his country.
Hundreds of people gathered at the park to listen to Mann tell the story of Wyatt's death, which happened on October 12, 2004, and his life as a Marine. Several times Mann's voice cracked as he told how he heard and felt the explosion, how the radio came alive with the news that Daniel had died from the blast of an improvised explosive device and how Wyatt had most certainly saved his fellow Marines.
Village board member, Tom Weatherston, said he didn't know Wyatt, but when you've been in the armed services you become a brother.