4 Marines Killed in Chattanooga Are ID'd

RIP Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, Carson Holmquist, and David Wyatt
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2015 11:35 AM CDT
A screen shot of a Facebook trip to Sgt. Thomas Sullivan.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Details are emerging on the victims in yesterday's shooting spree in Chattanooga. The four Marines who were killed have been identified as Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, Mass.; Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta, Ga.; Sgt. Carson Holmquist of Jacksonville, NC; and David Wyatt of Chattanooga. Sullivan served in Iraq and was awarded a Purple Heart after fighting in the Battle of Abu Ghraib in 2005, reports Fox News. "He was our hero and he will never be forgotten," reads the Facebook page of a Springfield bar owned by one of his siblings. "Please keep his family & friends in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you Tommy for protecting us." Gov. Charlie Baker adds, "Terror comes home to Massachusetts," reports the Boston Globe. "God Bless Tom Sullivan and his family and friends."

Wells was younger and had graduated from high school in 2012, reports the Daily News. He felt "called to serve," a family friend tells CBS46, and had just completed boot camp. Wyatt is a native of Arkansas survived by a wife and two children, according to Heavy.com. The Tennessean says a Hamilton County deputy was guarding the family home as family and friends gathered there. Holmquist, a Wisconsin native, reportedly leaves behind a wife and young son, also per Heavy.com. Three other people were injured in the attack, and Fox reports that one is a female sailor who remains in critical condition. The others were a police officer shot in the ankle and a Marine recruiter shot in the leg. The latter two are out of the hospital.

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