News

Actions

VP Biden To Pay Tribute To Chattanooga Shooting Victims

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WTVF.png
Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:47:02-04

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Chattanooga this week to pay tribute to those killed in the Chattanooga shooting.

According to a release issued Tuesday, Vice President Biden will travel to Chattanooga Saturday, to attend a memorial service at McKenzie Arena, located on East 4th Street. 

The service will honor the four Marines and Navy Sailor killed in the deadly rampage.

According to CBS affiliate WDEF, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke were also expected to attend the 2 p.m. event.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at two military facilities back on July 16. 

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and U.S Marine Staff Sgt. David Allen Wyatt were killed in the attack. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith died as a result of his injuries two days later.

The public was also invited to attend the service with an 8,500 seat availability. 

Related Stories: