4marineskilled2015chatUS 7/16/2015: One of the four Marines killed in Thursday’s attacks on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been identified as a decorated Iraq War veteran from Massachusetts.

Forty-year-old Sgt. Thomas Sullivan grew up in the East Forest Park section of Springfield. His brother and grandmother confirmed Sullivan’s death




mamarinememCHATANOOGA, Tenn. (July 16, 2015) Police tape and a makeshift memorial frame the scene at an Armed Forces Career Center, where earlier in the day an active shooter opened fire, injuring one U.S. Marine. The gunman later moved to the nearby Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) firing multiple shots, killing four Marines and injuring one Sailor. (U.S. Navy photo by Damon J. Moritz/Released)


NORFOLK (NNS) — The entire Navy Reserve Force extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the United States Marines who were tragically killed at Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Navy Reserve Sailor who was critically wounded during yesterday’s shooting.

The Navy/Marine Corps team and, indeed, all of the military are like family. And, as family does, we stand together with our primary focus being to assist those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.

We also want to thank the first responders in Chattanooga for their rapid response and support. As we move forward, the Navy Reserve is committed to working with law enforcement to ensure a full and thorough investigation.



Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch provided the following statement on the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

“On behalf of the Department of Justice, I offer my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the U.S. servicemembers who were murdered and the law enforcement officer who was wounded in this shameful and cowardly act of violence.  I have directed the FBI to take the lead in the national security investigation of this heinous attack on members of our military.  The U.S. Attorney’s office and department prosecutors are also actively involved.  In the days ahead, we intend to work with our partners in law enforcement and the intelligence community to ensure that the American people are protected and that justice is served.”


from CNN.com

bakerMAgov4marineskillMass Gov Charlie Baker said “Terror comes home to Massachusetts. God Bless Tom Sullivan and his family and his friends,”