Maryland Native Among Those Killed in Nevada Training Explosion

Severna Park native was one of seven people killed when a mortar shell exploded during a training exercise

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    A sign telling residents about a memorial service is posted at the Convention Center in Hawthorne, Nev., near the Hawthorne Army Depot on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, where seven Marines were killed and several others seriously injured in a training accident Monday night, about 150 miles southeast of Reno in Nevada's high desert.

    Funeral services have been scheduled for a Maryland Marine who was one of seven people killed Monday when a mortar shell exploded during a training exercise in Nevada.

    The body of William Taylor Wild IV, 21, will arrive at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday.

    Wild was a graduate of Severna Park High School.

    "He told us in his senior year that he was going into the Marines, that he was going to fight, that college would wait," his father, Bill Wild, told WMAR-TV.

    A viewing for the 21-year-old lance corporal is scheduled for March 28 at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park, Md. A memorial service will be held the following day at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Annapolis.

    He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on April 2.