Dateline 16 JUL 2015 from the Members of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 1697:


“Our hearts were made heavy today at

the news of the death of the four U.S.

Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with

their families.”





Remains of fallen Marines to be given same honors as those killed in action:


The remains of Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells and Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt were enroute Friday to the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Marines spokesman Maj. Paul Greenberg said.


A fifth victim of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shootings dies:



US Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith has died,...



8:50 a.m. [18 JUL 2015]


The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people.

The death occurred two days after a gunman killed four Marines during a shooting rampage on two military facilities.

Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he shot and killed the Marines, and wounded the sailor who died. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.

The Navy statement did not give the sailor's name. He was identified by family as Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty in Chattanooga.