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Akron Marine dies on the eve of son's birth
Friends, coaches, recruiter says the specialness of Derek Wyatt was clear long ago
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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M.L. Schultze
 
Marines Derek and Kait Wyatt on their wedding day
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 Corporal Derek Wyatt was a talented athlete who played up the talents of others, a music lover who could tell you anything – anything – about the Deftones, and a Marine who was often a peacemaker. The Akron native died Monday in Afghanistan.

The life of Derek Wyatt

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