The four Marines killed during yesterday’s shooting in Chattaonooga have been identified as Skip Wells, Thomas Sullivan, David Wyatt, and Carson Homquist.

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40 (pictured above), served two tours in Iraq and was awarded the Purple Heart. Sullivan, who’d been in the Marines since 1997, was just a few years away from retirement, according to one of his friends who spoke to Patch.

“There’s no Marine you would want that was better in combat than him,” Josh Parnell said. “He’d been shot at so many times over the years and then for this to happen at home in the United States.”

Skip Wells, 21, was from Marietta, Georgia and attended Georgia Southern, where he studied history.

Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 27, was identified as a victim by friends on social media, according to BuzzFeed News.

Holmquist reportedly lived in Jacksonville, N.C.

David Wyatt, 37, was born in Arkansas and lived in Hixson, Tenn. with his wife and children. From the Tennessean:

“There is no sleep tonight,” a family member posted on Wyatt family members Facebook page late Thursday night.

“None,” Lorri Wyatt responded in a subsequent post on her page filled with condolences.

Another post read, “My heart aches for you and your kids. There are no words. You are in my thought and prayers.”

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