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Wisconsin native killed in Chattanooga shooting

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GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) -- A Marine who grew up in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is among the four Marines who died in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Marine Corps identifies him as Sgt. Carson Holmquist, whose service included a deployment to Afghanistan.

Grantsburg High School Principal Josh Watt says it's a sad day in the western Wisconsin community of about 1,300 people.

Holmquist graduated in 2008 and Watt was one of his football coaches. He calls Holmquist a great young man who really enjoyed football, hunting and fishing.

Watt says he vividly remembers when Holmquist paid a return visit to school after boot camp, in his dress blue uniform. Watt says Holmquist was very proud of his accomplishment of becoming a Marine.

Holmquist's father, Thomas Holmquist, of Grantsburg, and other relatives declined to comment.

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