Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:59 AM

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA CHOOSES ARTIST TO HONOR FALLEN FIVE AT TENNESSEE RIVERPARK

This is a model of the memorial to the Fallen Five, designed by sculptor Re-Site studios artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton. (Image: WTVC)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

The Chattanooga City Council will formally vote on an approved memorial to the five service members who gave their lives defending the city on July 16th, 2015.

Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, Sergeant Carson Holmquist, Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith were killed when a gunman attacked the Naval Operations Support Center just off of Amnicola Highway.

The city has mourned those five heroes ever since that dark day. A memorial already exists at the Marine Recruiting Center on Lee Highway[1] where the shootings began. Now city leaders are moving forward with a plan for a memorial near the site where the Fallen Five gave their lives.

Artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton designed the memorial, which has five pillars arranged in a circle. The two artists work for RE:Site studios[2].

The city had planned to make a formal announcement of the winner of a ...

News source: WTVCFOX

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