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Honoring a Fallen Wicomico County Hero

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TIMONIUM, Md. - In the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, U.S. Army Sergeant Major Wardell Turner was honored for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Turner was killed in November of 2014 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.  Turner is the only Maryland native to be killed in active duty in the last 12 months.  The annual Memorial Day ceremony was attended by numerous friends and family of Wardell Turner, including his wife and children.

"He was an amazing man.  Very stern in his ways," said Devin Turner, Wardell Turner's son.  "You know and he always had this, this smile.  And when he would just sit down and talk to you, he just made his presence known."

Turner was born in Salisbury, a graduate of Bennett High School, and called Nanticoke home.  His wife, Katherine, says it has been a rough road without her husband.

 "If only I had to talk it and I was the last person to have to walk it, it would be worth it.  Because like the gentleman said today, we wish that we didn't have to celebrate the fallen, but unfortunately, we will," said Katherine Turner.

Turner was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery back in January.

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