Post Office Honors Marine Killed in Chattanooga
MARINE LANCE CORPORAL SQUIRE 'SKIP' WELLS POST OFFICE BUILDING UNVEILED MONDAY
Marietta, GA (WSB) – A post office in Georgia has been re-named in honor of a marine killed in a shooting rampage nearly two years ago.
21-year old Lance Corporal Skip Wells died in an attack on a Chattanooga Recruitment Center in July of 2015.
The attacker killed a total of four service members at two military centers there.
Monday’s unveiling of the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building'” was attended by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
As a congressman, Price sponsored the bill enacting the name change.
Wells’ mother, Cathy Wells spoke to reporters at an emotional unveiling ceremony.
Wells said, “He was a friend to everybody. Nobody was ever a stranger or left alone if one kid sitting by themselves at lunch Skip would sit with them.”
The bill to change the post office’s name was signed by former president Barack Obama.