The US Department of the Navy and City of Chattanooga held a ceremony Aug. 15 at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s, McKenzie Arena in memory of the Sailor and four Marines killed in the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) shooting on July 16.
The lives of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells were honored with military traditions.
Chattanooga Mayor Andrew Berke opened the ceremony by speaking about his community and their appreciation of local service members and the police department.
As the ceremony drew to a close, every head in the arena bowed for the benediction and remained silent for the last ‘Roll Call,’ a tribute paid by service members to their fallen comrades.
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