If you did not have a chance to view the memorial service held for the Sailor and Marines who were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you can watch the full video below.
The lives of the five “fallen patriots” who were killed as a result of the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were “truly exemplary,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a memorial service in that city.
Carter joined Vice President Joe Biden, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, and Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the current commandant of the Marine Corps who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other officials at the ceremony.
Those in attendance honored the service of Marines Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, who died from the shooting attack on the Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga.
On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He first committed a drive-by shooting at a recruiting center, then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center and continued firing. He was killed by police in a gunfight. Four Marines were killed immediately. A Navy sailor, a Marine recruiter, and a police officer were wounded; the sailor died from his injuries two days later.
|Carson A. Holmquist||25||Grantsburg, Wisconsin||Marine Corps||Sergeant|
|Randall Smith||26||Paulding, Ohio||Navy||Logistics Specialist Second Class|
|Thomas J. Sullivan||40||Springfield, Massachusetts||Marine Corps||Gunnery Sergeant|
|Squire K. “Skip” Wells||21||Marietta, Georgia||Marine Corps||Lance Corporal|
|David A. Wyatt||37||Russellville, Arkansas||Marine Corps||Staff Sergeant|