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Flag replaced at Lee Highway Memorial in honor of Fallen Five

Sunday, Larry Palmer helped replace the flag in front of the Lee Highway recruiting center, where the gunman began his attacks that killed both of his friends and three others.

The ultimate sacrifice was recognized in front of the military recruiting center on Lee Highway Sunday morning.

Daniel Wysong says after the Chattanooga shootings it was hard to believe it happened where he enlisted years earlier.

"I saw the place just riddled with bullet holes," he said.

He stood in front of the office Sunday, remembering his feelings on July 16, 2015.

"I was absolutely devastated that somebody had done that to my brothers in arms," Wysong said.

So was Honor Guard Commander Larry Palmer.

"I placed two coins [on the memorial] for the two people I knew and worked with," he said.

Palmer organized funerals at the National Cemetery with Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan and Staff Sergeant David Wyatt.

"The quarter symbolizes that you knew them and knew them well and worked with them," Palmer said.

Sunday, Palmer helped replace the flag in front of the Lee Highway recruiting center, where the gunman began his attacks that killed both of his friends and three others.

"The senseless killing that went on that day will never be recovered," he said. "So it's always special."

The memorial on Lee Highway was built within a week of the shooting. The property manager says it was funded completely by local donations.


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