Purple Heart packets prepared for Marines killed in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN (Military Times)- The Marine Corps confirmed that it has prepared Purple Heart award packages for the Marines killed last Thursday. 

The Military Times reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, however, must first formally declare ties between the shooter, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, and a foreign terrorist organization before the packets can be submitted. 

The Marine Corps is also looking into the criteria and requirements for awarding the Purple Heart to Sgt. DeMonte Cheeley, a recruiter who was injured in the attack, said Capt. Alejandro Aguilera, a spokesman for 6th Marine Corps District. 

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