Sgt. Carson Holmquist, one of four Marines killed in last week's attack on the Navy and Marine operations center, was remembered in his hometown as a man who loved his family and friends.
His obituary was released Tuesday by Swedeburg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, Wis.
Carson, 25, was a native of St. Croix Falls, Wis., and graduated from Grantsburg (Wis.) High School in 2008. The obituary said he loved farming and worked on a Grantsburg farm throughout high school.
He also loved his family and friends, was a avid fisherman and enjoyed cars and trucks, his obituary said.
He joined the Marine Corps in 2009 and was part of Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Force Reserve. Holmquist was a diesel mechanic specialist with service in Okinawa, Japan, and in Afghanistan in 2013-14. He earned the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, and two Sea Service dDeployment ribbons.
He is survived by his wife, Jasmine, whom he married in 2012, and son, Allan Wyatt and his parents, Thomas and La Brenda Holmquist.
Funeral services will be announce later. Pallbearers are the U.S. Marine Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home Webster, Siren and Grantsburg, Wis.
Online condolences can be made a www.swedberg-taylor.com