Vicksburg Nat'l Military Park honors Marine killed in Chattanoog - - Jackson, MS

Vicksburg Nat'l Military Park honors Marine killed in Chattanooga shootings

Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Vicksburg National Military Park honored the life of one of their own, Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells, killed in the Chattanooga recruiting office shootings.

The park service's Cannon Crew held a memorial for Wells Sunday, firing rounds during the reenactment of the Siege of Vicksburg.
 Officials said Squire "Skip" Wells was a part of the national park service family.

Wells, a Georgia native, worked the Cannon Crew and participated in re-enactments at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park just outside Atlanta.

"The young people you see behind me on the cannon crew, they come out every summer and they make $10.00 a day in the hot wool clothing to commemorate this and help visitors understand more about their history, their story as Americans and Skip was one of those people," said Vicksburg Military Park Ranger Raymond Hamel.

 Wells was among four marines killed on July 16th when a lone gunman fired multiple rounds at an Armed Forces Recruitment Center.

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