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Family and friends mourn Mid-South Marine

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(WMC-TV) – "When he was born, I thought he was mine," Jacob Wooley's sister, Anna Wood said.

Wood has a hard time summing up her youngest brother.

"He died being the man that he was raised to be," Wood said.

It's been less than a week since Wooley was shot and killed by another marine in Quantico, Virginia, and loved ones are mourning the loss of their hero.

"When he got back he was going to show me how to play golf," Wooley's nephew, Nicholas said.

Nicholas was looking forward to talking sports with Wooley, but Wood said her brother was ready to come home to serve God as a minister.

"When his 4 years were up he planned on coming back home and doing just that, ministering more," Wood said of her brother.

Wooley's service took him across the world, but he always stayed in touch with family and friends.

Olivia Wallin dated Wooley off and on for nearly 6 years and said he never met a stranger.

"He was just one of those people where if you looked lost, he was going to come to you," Wallin said.

While there are still questions about how Wooley died, his family said they are finding comfort in their faith and through each other.

"Some of the marines that talked to my mother have said Jacob had a light in his eyes that not many people had," Wood said.

"He always wanted to help and he knew that being in the Marine Corp he could be just that," Wallin said.

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