Governor Rick Scott on Monday directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff in honor of the four Marines and U.S. Navy sailor who were shot and killed at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week.
The governor’s office said the flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of the final military member’s date of interment.
The dead Marines were identified as Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist of Polk, Wisconsin, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan of Hampden, Massachusetts, Lance Cpl. Squire K. 'Skip' Wells of Cobb County, Georgia, and Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt of Burke, North Carolina.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Paulding, Ohio died two days after the attack.
Authorities say Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tennessee, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he shot and killed the Marines, and wounded the sailor. Abdulazeez was shot to death by police.