Dean Wesley Wyman received his last set of wings on the day of our Lord, 10 November 2021. He was born in Houston, TX on 6 July 1956.
Dean proudly served as a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group spending three tours in Haiti as a SF medic (commonly referred to as a "Green Beret") eagerly assisting the Haitians and his fellow service members. He then transferred to the "puzzle palace" to teach young SF medics. Several of these brave men are still actively serving today to protect and serve the United States of America and to de oppresso liber. Prior to becoming a SF medic, he was honored to be a part of the 247th Medical Detachment Unit located at Ft. Irwin, CA where he received three Sikorsky awards for saving life, limb and/or eyesight as a flight medic. While serving in this capacity he had the amazing opportunity to contribute as a member of the support crew for the NASA Space Shuttle. His other accomplishments included providing medical training post 9/11 as the Director of Medical Training to new Federal Air Marshal officers. Later, he continued his service to our country fighting terrorism by serving multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan providing medical support for Protective Security Detail for the Department of State and Department of Defense for Blackwater (now known as Academi) and other similar companies. Immediately prior to Dean's death, he was actively engaged in activities to support underserved veterans under his corporation, Ratel Group, Inc. The family will continue these activities as appropriate.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Wyman, who also proudly served in the United States Army. Dean is survived by his mother, Carroll Lee Wyman of Kerrville, TX, his brother, Lee Jay Wyman of Everett, WA, his daughter, Valarie Rachelle Reilly of Edgemoor, SC, his two sons, Bradley Garrett Wyman and Zachery Robert Wyman of Wilmington, NC, and two grandchildren.
в?ў Land services will be held 21 May 2022 with Military Honors and flag presentation to Kaye Wyman. Location: Battleship Park, 199 USS North Carolina Rd., Wilmington, NC 28401. Services will begin at 1000. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Kaye Wyman, so the family can plan accordingly.
в?ў Veterans Memorial Reef placement will occur on 23 May 2022 (weather permitting). Location: NC AR-372 which is off the coast of Wilmington, NC. There is a limit of 6 members/family for this portion of the services provided by the sponsoring organization, Veterans Memorial Reef. Boats will leave at 0800. Private charter boats are available but will need to be scheduled and arranged separately by interested individuals.
Due to the venue for the event, the family is asking that flowers are not sent. In lieu of flowers, cards may be sent to his family at 523 Manassas Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.
In life and death, Dean was and is proud to be an American and proud to be an American service member who served his country and fellow Americans with integrity and compassion. May his final wings take him to his last resting place.