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Convoy for Tennessee Marines Passes Through Northern Virginia

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    The remains of the four Marines gunned down in the Chattanooga attack Thursday were transported through Northern Virginia Friday evening. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver reports. (Published Friday, July 17, 2015)

    A convoy carrying the remains of the four Marines gunned down at military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee passed through Northern Virginia Friday afternoon.

    Four black SUVs bearing the bodies of Marine Corps Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt were escorted along I-66 in Prince William County, as News4 reported on the ground and by air.

    Virginia State troopers and local police accompanied the vehicles.

    The dignified transfer process will return the Marines' bodies to their loved ones in their hometowns across the country. 

    Two black helicopters bearing the bodies of the men lifted off from Manassas Friday evening. A lone woman carrying a huge American flag watched the choppers take off.