The bereaved family members of the four Marines who were killed by a domestic terrorist last summer were presented the Purple Heart during a ceremony today.
The families of the Chattanooga, TN recruiters, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” Wells received the medals from Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, head of Marine Corps Forces Reserve.
“Our brothers were taken from us; your sons, your husbands, your fathers, your brothers were taken from us,” McMillian said during the ceremony at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga. “But what cannot, and will not ever be taken from us is the incredible impressions they made on each and every one of us.”
The Marines were members of Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines and were killed July 16 when 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on the Navy Operational Support Center after firing dozens of rounds into a nearby recruiting center.
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