One of the Chattanooga Victims Grew Up in West Wisconsin
GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) — A Marine who grew up in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is among the four Marines who died in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Marine Corps identifies him as Sgt. Carson Holmquist, whose service included a deployment to Afghanistan.
Grantsburg High School Principal Josh Watt says it's a sad day in the western Wisconsin community of about 1,300 people.
Holmquist graduated in 2008 and Watt was one of his football coaches. He calls Holmquist a great young man who really enjoyed football, hunting and fishing.
Watt says he vividly remembers when Holmquist paid a return visit to school after boot camp, in his dress blue uniform. Watt says Holmquist was very proud of his accomplishment of becoming a Marine.
Holmquist's father, Thomas Holmquist, of Grantsburg, and other relatives declined to comment.