Military Times: Marine Corps confirms Purple Hearts prepared for Marines killed last week in Chattanooga

United States Marines who served as pallbearers walk to their vehicle after loading the casket of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. David Wyatt into a hearse outside of Hixson United Methodist Church after his funeral service Friday, July 24, 2015, in Hixson, Tenn. Staff Sgt. Wyatt was killed in the July, 16 shootings at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway which left five dead, including shooter Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, and a Chattanooga police officer wounded.

The Military Times online newspaper reports that the Marine Corps has confirmed it has prepared Purple Heart award packages for the Marines killed last week in Chattanooga.

The paper reported that the packets cannot be submitted unless the FBI first formally declares ties between the shooter, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, and a foreign terrorist organization.

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