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Chattanooga shooting: Marines ID victims, including recipient of Purple Heart

The Marine Corps said Friday that their remains were being sent to Dover, Delaware.

The four Marines killed in the rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, served a total of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and one was awarded the Purple Heart.

The Marine Corps said Friday that their remains were being sent to Dover, Delaware.

"Please keep our fallen Marines in Tennessee and their families in your thoughts and prayers," Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr, Commandant of the Marine Corps, said in a statement. "Also pray for a speedy recovery of those wounded and affected by this tragedy. Our focus remains on supporting the families of our Marines."

Here are their names and service records, as released by the Marines.

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan

  • Active duty.
  • From: Hampden, Massachusetts.
  • Entered service: September 1997.
  • Occuption: Field artillery cannoneer.
  • Deployments: Iraq (September 2007 to April 2008, September 2004 to April 2005).
  • Among his decorations was the Purple Heart.

Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt

  • Active duty.
  • From: Burke, North Carolina.
  • Entered service: September 2004.
  • Occupation: Field artillery operations man.
  • Deployments: Afghanistan (October 2010 to May 2011), Iraq (October 2007 to January 2008).

Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist

  • Active duty.
  • From: Polk, Wisconsin.
  • Entered service: January 2009.
  • Occupation: Automotive maintenance technician.
  • Deployments: Afghanistan (September 2013 to May 2014).

Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells

  • Reservist on active duty operational support.
  • Entered service: February 2014.
  • From: Cobb, Georgia.
  • Occupation: Field artillery cannoneer.

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