Remains of fallen Marines to be given same honors as those killed in action

Caroline Dove holds a photo of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, her boyfriend, in her hands July 17, 2015, at her home in Savannah, Ga. Wells was among four Marines killed July 16, 2015, in an attack at a military training facility in Chattanooga.

The remains of the Marines who were killed in the Chattanooga attacks will be treated with the same ceremonial honors as Marines killed in military action, a Marine Corps spokesman told the Times Free Press Friday.

The remains of Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells and Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt were enroute Friday to the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Marines spokesman Maj. Paul Greenberg said.

"Upon arrival, transfer cases will be draped and an honorable transfer will be conducted," Greenberg said.

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