July 17, 2015

Four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Four U.S. Marines were gunned down on July 16, 2015, at a naval reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Thomas Sullivan (top left); Skip Wells (top right)
David Wyatt (bottom left); Carson Holmquist (bottom right)
Tragically deceased are:

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, of Hampden, Massachusetts. He had nearly 18 years of service in the military, including two tours of duty in Iraq. He had been awarded two Purple Hearts.

Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, of Cobb County, Georgia. He had attended Georgia Southern University. He enlisted in February of 2014 and was a field artillery cannoneer.

Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, of Burke County, North Carolina. He had 11 years of
military service and had been deployed twice to Iraq.

Sergeant Carson Holmquist, of Wisconsin. He graduated from Grantsburg High
Light a candle for Thomas, Skip, David
and Carson. Light their way to Heaven.
School in 2008 and enlisted in the Marines in January of 2009. He was an automotive maintenance technician.

The murderer is Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez, age 24, who opened fire on a military recruiting station in a shopping mall and then raced to the second military site where the killings took place. He was killed by the police. It is unknown at this time if he had direct links to a terrorist organization or if this was a "lone wolf" attack.

The loved ones of these men are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths.

Their loved ones have suffered an unspeakable loss.

Oceans of tears will be shed for these four men. They will be forever mourned.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

God save us from this insanity. Amen. 

Pray that Thomas, Skip, David and Carson are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Sanctuary of Mary said...

Tragically, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, age 26, died on July 18, 2015, from injuries sustained in the shooting at the recruiting center in Chattanooga.

He grew up in Paulding County, Ohio, and joined the service after attending college. He had a wife and three daughters.

Pray for Randall.