August 11, 2009

Lt. Tyler Wilson


e have had some wonderful experiences in the 3 years we have lived here in Lynchburg. But one of our favorites has been getting to know some of the outstanding young people who come through Liberty University and who attend our church. Some of these Liberty students are impressive young people.

Taking the oath

Lt. Tyler Wilson, Chaplain, U.S. Army, is one such outstanding young person.

We met Tyler through church. He was a friend of a few of the college students we had over to our house on Wednesday nights and he began to visit from time to time with them. We had known only his name prior to these visits, but the visits allowed us to get to know him. And we are so much the better for it.

Tyler is a dedicated Christian, a talented and smart young man, and seems to exude good character. It’s an image that is not seen often nowadays, but I’ve heard it applied to some of the standout young men from my parents’ generation.

Tyler and his sister

Kim and I took photos of the big event when Tyler’s class became commissioned officers of the U.S. Military. But unfortunately, Tyler was not part of that event. Due to a leg injury, he was not able to pass his requirements. But he recently passed his PT test and has now been commissioned as a United States Army officer.

Congratulations, Tyler. We’re proud of you and honored to know you. And we expect big things from you.

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