Family of man killed in 2015 Chattanooga attack sets up scholarship in his name

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan family presents donation at Pope Francis Preparatory School in Springfield Massachusetts. (Image used with permission of Pope Francis Preparatory School)

The family of Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, one of the five service members killed in the July 16th, 2015 attack in Chattanooga, unveiled a scholarship in his name on Monday.

GySgt. Sullivan was one of five people killed in the attack at the recruitment center in Chattanooga on Amnicola Highway. Sergeant Carson Holmquist, Lance Corporal Squire Skip Wells, Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, and Navy Petty Officer Second Class Randall Smith were also killed in the attack.

GySgt. Sullivan is from Springfield, Massachusetts. Local outlet WWLP reports that the scholarship fund bearing his name has been set up at Pope Francis Preparatory School, where he graduated in 1994.

WWLP reports the Fund "will support an incoming Pope Francis Preparatory School student who lives in Springfield, demonstrates strong moral character, and has placed community service among their priorities."

GySgt. Sullivan's family presented a $50,000 check to school officials Monday to establish the fund.

Pope Francis Preparatory School thanked the family for their contribution, sharing a post on Facebook Monday.

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