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Flags lowered to honor Wisconsin native killed in Tennessee

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Wisconsin native who was killed at a military site in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist was one of four Marines killed by a gunman Thursday.

Holmquist graduated from high school in Grantsburg in 2008. He enlisted in 2009 and completed two deployments as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Walker says he sends thoughts and prayers to those affected by this "senseless act of violence."

He says he's honoring Holmquist's memory and "we will never forget the courage and sacrifice he displayed serving this great country."

He ordered that flags be lowered on Friday, and remain lowered until sunset on the day of Holmquist's funeral.

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