Roll of Honor

Kyle Robert Wilson

Kyle Robert Wilson

  • Technician I
  • Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue
  • Virginia
  • Age: 24
  • Year of Death: 2007

Submitted by his Family

Kyle Wilson was born on May 25‚ 1982‚ in Olney‚ Maryland. He moved with his family to Prince William County at age one. He was a sweet‚ quiet child. He was observant and intelligent from early childhood. He attended school in Prince William County and graduated from Hylton High School in 2000. He received a degree in Athletic Training from George Mason University and had a passion for physical fitness and healthy living. Kyle participated in Dale City Little League for ten years and acquired the nicknames of ‘Mookie’ and ‘Bucky.’ It was not uncommon to hear the team cheer for ‘Kyle Mookie Bucky Wilson!’

Kyle put his talents of observation‚ intelligence‚ and physical fitness into becoming a Prince William County firefighter. He loved his job‚ and it showed in everything he did. On Monday morning‚ April 16‚ 2007‚ Kyle did not hesitate to follow the truck officer into the house to help the occupants flee the fire. When the situation got out of hand‚ he fell back on his training and fought to the end. It is a tribute to Kyle’s spirit and dedication that he was able to do the right thing in the most difficult situation.

Kyle was a true friend to those who knew him. He had a deep devotion toward those he loved‚ and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for a friend. He especially loved his brother‚ Chris; his sister‚ Kelli; and his Mom and Dad.

Kyle’s natural curiosity led him to explore different subjects of study‚ discuss politics and logic and challenge his mind. He was also a fan of the Discovery Channel. He had a great sense of humor and loved to go dancing. The ‘moon walk’ was a favorite of his. He sang karaoke with his girlfriend and felt he had the better voice when‚ in reality‚ hers was the better of the two.

Kyle’s sacrifice on that April morning will never be forgotten. His selflessness and caring in a desperate situation is a testament to his true nature. His beautiful smile‚ fun-loving ways and quiet sensitivity will be dearly missed. Kyle‚ you leave behind a legacy of love and laughter that will be hard to match. So‚ from your brother‚ Chris; your sister‚ Kelli; your Mom and Dad; and all of your numerous friends and firefighter brothers‚ you will never leave our hearts. We wish you peace.

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Memorial Wall

  1. June 13, 2016
    It’s been more than nine years now son and the gut wrenching pain of losing you continues to linger like a bad dream. You are so terribly missed but you will be forever loved. It is sad that such words of love are not as free flowing in life as they are after one passes. My one regret with you Kyle is I didn’t love you as hard or as much as I could have…….but believe me, I did love you!
    As proud as any Dad could be!
    Love you, Buck!
    Dad

    – Bob Wilson
  2. Kyle,
    Although we never actually met, I feel quite close to you and what you represent. There are so few people in this world who are courageous enough to put others ahead of themselves as you did. You set the example for others, like me. Please know you are a crucial part of my inspiration to peruse a career in Fire & Rescue. I hold one of your memorial coins as a reminder so that inspiration is never forgotten. Thank you for being such a great role model, I can only hope the rest of the world takes a lesson.
    Rest Peacefully,
    RC

    – R. Campbell
  3. I saw your name on the fire truck. I googled you and read your story. Amazing.

    – Mywish
  4. Kyle,
    I am seventeen years old now and I’ve wanted to join the fire department for many years and I finally told my mom this a few months ago and she told me your story. She went to high school with you and also worked with you. She says that I remind her of you, I play baseball and have for many years, I have many brothers and take pride in them. I wish we could’ve met because you, my mother, and her best friend seemed to be a good friend group. I feel like we could’ve been friends. I will always remember your story and I will always think of you when a truck goes by…

    May you watch over us with care

    – Travis Davis