Scenes from the Chattanooga Shootings Memorial

I finally had an opportunity to drive to the scene of the recent shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I paid my respects to the fallen like so many others have in recent weeks. A crowd of people continue to stop by the makeshift memorial to view the messages of condolence and to soak in the magnitude of the tragedy.


A little background: 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at an armed forces recruiting center and a Navy Reserve center in Chattanooga. The apparent anti-military rampage left four Marines and one Navy petty officer dead.


We need to remember these brave fallen…

Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist

Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan

Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells

Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt