Fifth service member dies after Chattanooga shooting


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The four Marines and a Sailor killed in a tragic Chattanooga shooting have been identified.

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Skip Wells was the youngest to die. He was 21 years old.

Wells grew up in Marietta, Georgia and studied history at Georgia Southern University before joining the military.

His proud and devastated mother told the media he died doing what he loved.

One of his last Facebook posts was less than a month ago, and showed Wells and his military comrades.

Thomas Sullivan, 40, grew up just outside of Springfield, Massachusetts and survived two tours of duty in Iraq, receiving a Purple Heart in the process.

His friends and family called him Tommy, or “Sully.” He is survived by his parents, a sister and a brother, who is also a veteran.

Sgt. Carson Holmquist was from Wisconsin. A friend of the 27-year-old said “RIP Carson Holmquist. I was looking forward to grabbing drinks when you got out here.”

David Wyatt, a husband and a father of two young children, was originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

He lived with his family and wife of ten years in Chattanooga. His Facebook profile is full of pictures with his wife, tee-ball and his work with the military.

Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, 24, died on Saturday, July 18, from his injuries. He was originally from Paulding, Ohio, and was serving in Chattanooga as a logistics specialist.

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