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Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Those Killed In Chattanooga Shootings

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Published: July 20, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT
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Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson ordered that flags at Borough Hall be lowered at half-staff today, July 20th, in honor and remembrance of the five servicemen who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 16th in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The lowering of flags in the borough is independent of any national, state, or county order that – as of the publication of this article – have not been given by President Obama, Governor Christie, or the Union County Freeholders.

Mayor Hokanson, himself a United States Marine Corps veteran, commented on the reason for the lowering of flags in show of honor and support, “It’s sad that these brave men served their country in the Middle East and came home believing the bad guys were over there [only] to find out they are now here.”

Flags will remain at half-staff until sundown today in memory of:

Name
Military Branch
Rank
Home Town
Age
Carson A. Holmquist
United States Marine Corps
Sergeant
Grantsburg, Wisconsin
25
Randall Smith
United States Navy
Logistics Specialist Second Class
Paulding, Ohio
26
Thomas J. Sullivan
United States Marine Corps
Gunnery Sergeant
Springfield, Massachusetts
40
Squire K. "Skip" Wells
United States Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
Marietta, Georgia
21
David A. Wyatt
United States Marine Corps
Staff Sergeant
Russellville, Arkansas
37

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