Attack Kills Marines in Tennessee

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Most of us know by now that a Marine Base in Tennessee was attacked today. The investigation has begun, but no information had been released regarding whether it was a lone wolf or if he was radicalized.

Sadly, five (5) Marines were killed by someone without provocation from the Marines and others were wounded. That is obviously unacceptable. Let us light a candle and keep the lights of their lives alive and may their souls rest in peace.


According to multiple sources, here are the names of the four Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga, along with a wounded sailor and an injured police officer.

Photobucket– Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan: The 40-year-old native of Springfield, Mass., served two tours of duty in Iraq and received two Purple Hearts and a Combat Action Medal. John Sullivan, his brother, changed his Facebook profile picture to a split shot of smiling Thomas in uniform and a black ribbon over the Marines Corps logo. The ribbon has the words “in remembrance,” and below it appears, “R.I.P. Tommy.”

Photobucket– Staff Sgt. David Wyatt: A native of Russellville, Ark., he is survived by his wife and two children. Wyatt and Sullivan were friends on Facebook.

Photobucket– Lance Cpl. Skip “Squire” Wells: The Georgia native, 21, attended Georgia Southern University before joining the Marines. Wells had only recently graduated boot camp. A posting on his Facebook page said, “Skip Wells, it was one of the pleasures of my life to have had the chance to know you … I will forever have a void in my life that can never be filled.”

Photobucket– Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a native of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, lived in Jacksonville, N.C.

Photobucket– Randall Smith: The logistics specialist in the U.S, Navy was serving in Chattanooga. He is from Paulding, Ohio. His mother said Smith is being treated for three gunshot wounds to the right arm, back and stomach.

Photobucket– Sgt. Dennis Pedigo Jr.: One of the responding Chattanooga police officers, he was shot in the ankle and is in stable condition. Pedigo, from Cave City, Ky., could be released from the hospital as early as Saturday.

Sources: WVLT news in Chatanooga, CNN, Fox News, Facebook, The Associated Press, the Burnett County (Wisconsin) Sentinel.

~ by citizenjournalistreview on July 16, 2015.

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