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The Fallen Heroes of Chattanooga Shooting Massacre: Purple Heart Recipients, Sons, Dads and Husbands. Here's What We Know About Their Lives


"The following Marines were killed."

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The names of the four Marines killed during Thursday's shooting rampage at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been released by the U.S. Marine Corps.

"It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that the Marine Corps can officially confirm that the following Marines were killed," Marines spokesman Maj. Paul Greenstreet said, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

David Wyatt

Wyatt, of Boone, North Carolina, lived in Hixson, Tennessee, with his wife, Lorri and their children. Friends referred to him as a "family man."

He served on three tours in Iraq between 2007 and 2011.

Carson Holmquist

Holmquist, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina. A Facebook post shows a woman and a young child standing and holding a sign to welcome him home from one of his two deployments from 2013-2014.

The child was holding a sign that read "Welcome home, Daddy."

Thomas Sullivan

Sullivan, of Hampden, Massachusetts, was deployed on two tours between 2005 and 2008. He was deployed in 2014 before returning home in January.

Sullivan was a Purple Heart recipient.

Lance "Skip" Wells

Wells, of Cobb, Georgia, lived in Marietta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University from 2012 through fall 2013.

Wells was 21.

In addition to the four Marines, one unnamed Marine recruiter and Chattanooga Police officer, Dennis Pedigo, were injured. Pedigo was in stable condition Thursday but the recruiter was reportedly fighting for his or her life.

Despite the tragedy, Greenstreet said the resolve of the Marine Corps to maintain a presence in communities "has not changed."

"Our reserve centers will remain open, and continue with the mission of augmenting and reinforcing the active component Marine Corps with trained units and individual Marines," he said.

(H/T: Chattanooga Times Free Press)

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