Wisconsin town says goodbye to Marine slain in Tennessee

(AP) – A small Wisconsin town is saying goodbye to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A dozen members of a Marine Corps honor guard stood watch as fellow Marines carried the coffin of Sgt. Carson Holmquist into Grantsburg Senior High School for a public visitation Saturday.

The 25-year-old Holmquist grew up in the northwestern Wisconsin town of 1,300.

He graduated in 2008 from Grantsburg High School, where the U.S. flag is flying at half-staff.

Holmquist was among four Marines and a sailor who were killed in the July 16 attack.

Police later killed the attacker during a shootout.

Gov. Scott Walker canceled two presidential campaign stops to attend the visitation and funeral.

He ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset.

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