Council expresses sympathy to Wyatt family

December 17, 2010

City Council passed a resolution submitted by Mayor Plusquellic and Council as a whole Monday evening offering sympathy to the family of Marine Corporal Derek A. Wyatt, who was killed in action in Afghanistan last week.

“I ask all citizens to remember the Wyatt family in their prayers, and to remember all servicemen and women worldwide who are defending our nation this holiday season,” said At-large Councilman Michael Williams.

Wyatt was a graduate of East High School, where he was an all-city second basemen and member of the ROTC program. Donations to benefit his wife and newborn child are being accepted by FirstMerit bank and the Akron East High Alumni Association.