“I want to join in those who are calling for greater security at our recruiting stations and military installations”, stated Hutchinson.

“We’ve had numerous instances of attacks. Gen.l Mark Berry to arm full-time personnel as he deems necessary at military installations”.

One of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting is from Burke County, officials said. David Wyatt served his nation honorably and gave his life in protection of American freedom.

They were identified Friday by the Marines as Gunnery Sgt. Squire Wells of Georgia. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt”.

Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a pillar of support to his comrades in those conflicts who came home with physical or emotional scars. They have two children. When the two Marines met in 2007 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Wyatt was excited about the forthcoming birth of his second child and remained a devoted family man. He became a staff sergeant in 2011, and planned to serve at least 20 years and earn a full military retirement.

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State Sen. Greg Standridge, R-Russellville, a friend of the family, said Wyatt was an Eagle Scout and played tuba in the high school band.

“That’s exactly the kind of community we are”, Horton said.

The governor has also issued a proclamation ordering the state flag of Arkansas to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday as a mark of respect and as an expression of public sorrow for the four Marines killed.

“First from my daughter in California, who saw this on the news that there had been a shooting in Chattanooga, and we looked and checked where it was and discovered it was in my son’s unit”, Allen Wyatt said. In 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed on soldier and wounded another outside a Little Rock recruiting center. William Long of Conway dead and Pvt.