Sgt. Carson Holmquist: ‘We miss you Daddy’

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- The fourth marine killed in the Chattanooga shooting has been identified as Carson Holmquist from Jacksonville, North Carolina.

He was born and raised in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Holmquist’s Facebook page had an image of a waving American flag. 

According to CNN, he enlisted in the Marines in January 2009 and had already had two tours in Afghanistan, one in 2013, the other in 2014. 

Holmquist got numerous recognitions for his work; the military identified him as an automotive maintenance technician. 

His Facebook page has images of his wife and son. In one of the images, the boy is wearing what looks like his father’s combat boots next to a sign that says, "we miss you daddy." In another, he holds up a sign saying, "welcome home daddy." 

His mom also had a sign that read, "We’ve waited 244 days for this moment. Welcome home Sgt. Holmquist." 

A friend of Holmquist, Ian Garia, posted tributes to him on Facebook as well, saying he deployed with him to Afghanistan. 

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