LIVE coverage of Chattanooga Unite parade and tribute with Samuel L. Jackson

It is humbling that they would ask me to come back.

When Samuel L. Jackson, who grew up in Chattanooga, first heard about the July 16 shootings that took the lives of five servicemen, he was surprised and saddened that something like that could happen here.

He was in the Mediterranean when he opened a newspaper and read details of the shootings that took the lives of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells and Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith. They were shot by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who had also grown up here.