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.

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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.

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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