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Fallen Marine remembered for service, sacrifice and kindness

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- It was an afternoon of touching tributes to Cobb County Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells.


Hundreds lined the streets as the 21-year-old made his final journey home.

He was laid to rest on Sunday after being gunned down the previous week outside of a recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Hundreds of his friends, fellow service members and neighbors came to First Baptist Woodstock to remember and honor a man who gave everything for a country he loved.

Wells was remembered for his service, his friendship and his dedication to his family and country.

Funeral held for local Marine killed in Chattanooga

MARIETTA, Ga. -- On Sunday, family and friends said goodbye to a friend, a loved-one and a brother-in-arms - the young Marine from Cobb County who died in a Chattanooga shooting along with four other servicemen.

Marine Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells was one of five service members killed when a gunman opened fire at two centers on July 16.

Wells, 21, was from Marietta and attended Sprayberry High School.

Hundreds honor Marietta Marine killed in Chattanooga

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to a Cobb County Marine killed in last week's shooting in Chattanooga.

Marine Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, 21, was one of five service members killed when a gunman opened fire at two centers on July 16.

Wells' body was flown from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and then driven to Marietta.

Authorities investigating 'terroristic threats' left on car near Dobbins ARB

COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – Cobb County Police and the US military are investigating a report of "terroristic threats" after a letter was left on a vehicle at an office off of Powers Ferry Road.

It is believed to be the same letter posted to a Facebook page which, according to Cobb Police, included threats of harm, and referenced the person's affiliation to his military service.

Cobb Police Officer Alicia Chilton said it is possible the victim was targeted due to having a license place which identified the person as being a service member.

A news organization founded by Marines posted the note on the Facebook page along with a warning to people at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, asking them to remain alert. The letter was addressed to an "American Soldier," and along with threatening attacks, promised "no mercy."

Memorial held for Marietta Marine killed in Chattanooga

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – Tuesday night it was a sea of red, white and blue in Cobb County at a memorial for Skip Wells, the Marietta Marine tragically killed in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga late last week.


Veterans career expo to be held in Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will host a career expo for veterans this week.

The event, which is co-sponsored by St. Leo University, will be Tuesday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the university's Marietta Education Center.

About 25 employers, schools and resource agencies are scheduled to attend the fair. Applicants are asked to bring plenty of copies of their résumés and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. To improve their chances, attendees should dress professionally.

While the fair focuses on veterans, it is also open to the public. Those with college degrees in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice, health care, human resources, religion, sociology and technology management are encouraged to attend.

Marietta Marine killed in Chattanooga shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County community is mourning the death of a local Marine who died in a shooting at a U.S. Naval reserve center in Chattanooga on Thursday.

Family members confirmed to 11Alive that Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, 21, was among four Marines shot when alleged gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities.


Wells attended Sprayberry High School and served in the ROTC. Sharon Greenwell built a memorial for Wells at the school on Friday.