MADISON — On July 17, 2015, Governor Scott Walker ordered flags lowered in honor of Marine Sergeant A. Carson Holmquist, a Wisconsin native killed in a shooting at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy in Chattanooga, TN.
“Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of all of those affected by this senseless act of violence,” Governor Walker said. “We honor the memory of Sergeant Carson Holmquist, and we will never forget the courage and sacrifice he displayed serving this great country.”
Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist was an active duty Marine who served a deployment in Afghanistan. A native of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, he entered active duty in January, 2009.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin also released a statement on the tragedy in Chattanooga: “My heart goes out to the victims of the senseless act of violence in Chattanooga and their loved ones. I would especially like to extend my sympathies to the family and friends of Wisconsin native Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist. His bravery and service to our nation will never be forgotten.”
Senator Sheila Harsdorf shared her statement: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic killing of U.S. Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist yesterday by a terrorist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Jasmine, his son, and his family, friends and fellow soldiers. Carson grew up in Grantsburg and valiantly served our country as a Marine, including protecting our nation by fighting overseas during a tour last year.
“We mourn the loss of Holmquist and the three other Marines who lost their lives in the senseless and tragic shooting and extend our heartfelt sympathy to each of their families. Yesterday’s heartbreaking tragedy ended the lives of four brave and accomplished young servicemen. We are deeply grateful for their service to our nation and pray for healing for their loved ones.”