Four Marine families were presented with the Purple Heart medal Wednesday after their loved ones were shot and killed by a homegrown terrorist last summer in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The families of 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, during a ceremony at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.
“Our brothers were taken from us; your sons, your husbands, your fathers, your brothers were taken from us,” McMillian said, according to a Marine Corps news release. “But what cannot, and will not ever be taken from us is the incredible impressions they made on each and every one of us.”