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Chattanooga Marine Skip Wells gets hometown Post Office named after him


Skip Wells

Washington, D.C.–Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Tom Price’s (GA-06) bill, H.R. 5612, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building.”

Joined by his Georgia colleagues on the House Floor, Congressman Price addressed the House of Representatives and urged passage of this legislation:

“Skip Wells was a proud Marine and a true hero,” said Congressman Tom Price. “He made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly gave his life to protect his fellow service members and to protect our nation. There is nothing we could do that would be too much to honor this young hero’s memory…May God bless his memory, the Wells family, and the United States of America.”


A native of Marietta, Georgia, Marine Lance Corporal Squire Wells was known by his friends and family as “Skip.” Lance Corporal Wells attended Sprayberry High School in Cobb County, where he graduated in 2012. After graduation, he studied history at Georgia Southern University before going on to enlist in the in 2014. His family had a long tradition of military service and Marine Lance Corporal Wells felt called to defend his country.

On July 16, 2015, Marine Lance Corporal Wells was one of five service members murdered in a terrorist attack at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was completing training at the Naval Reserve Center inChattanooga when a gunman opened fire on the compound. Disregarding his own safety, Marine Lance Corporal Wells was last seen running to warn colleagues in the motor pool of the attack. He was 21 years old at the time of his death. The Navy posthumously honored Marine Lance Corporal Wells as a Purple Heart recipient.

All Georgia members of the U.S. House of Representatives are original cosponsors of this bill, which must now be passed by the United States Senate. Go to:  to learn more about this legislation.

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  1. I am told that the coward that killed these Marines and Sailors still has family living in Chattanooga, if so they should be deported and all their belongings sold and the money should go to charity.


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