Prayers for Skip Wells

July 17, 2015
One of Cobb County’s own was among the four Marines killed in yesterday’s attack in Chattanooga. The AJC has the details on Skip Wells, a graduate of Sprayberry High School. Governor Nathan Deal has issued an order that flags be flown at half staff on the day of Wells’s funeral. Meanwhile, reaction has been coming in from elected officials:

Senator Johnny Isakson:

My prayers and deepest condolences go out to the grieving community of Chattanooga. I join Georgians in shock and outrage at the loss of four U.S. Marines, including Skip Wells, a graduate of Sprayberry High School in my hometown. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends, and I assure them that I remain committed to doing everything necessary to fight and end terrorism at home and abroad.

Senator David Perdue:

oday we stand with the all those impacted by the senseless shootings in Chattanooga. Among those lost was an American hero, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells from Georgia who was a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Cobb County and studied at Georgia Southern University. At a young age, Wells courageously answered the call of duty and enlisted in the Marines to protect our country. His loss is felt across our state and nation, and I join my fellow Georgians in lifting the Wells family up in prayer.

Governor Nathan Deal:

Sandra and I join millions of other Georgians in mourning the senseless loss of one of our own, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, a graduate of Sprayberry High in Marietta killed in the Chattanooga attack yesterday. On the date of his funeral, I will order flags to fly at half-staff in his honor. Georgians offer their condolences to the families of each of these fallen American heroes and to our Tennessee neighbors.

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle:

The tragedy in Chattanooga yesterday has hit close to home. Sadly, Skip Wells was identified as one of the four victims killed in the shooting. The young Marine and hero was a native of Marietta. Please join me in praying for the Wells family and the other families involved in the shooting.

Congressman Tom Price:

Lance Cpl. Wells was among the four Marines murdered in yesterday’s terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN. Wells graduated just a few short years ago from Sprayberry High School and felt “called” to serve his country in the Marine Corps. He should be remembered honorably for his bravery and service to our country. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends in this time of great loss.

Keep the Wells family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Peach Pundit/GA Politics

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