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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Recalling The Chattanooga Shooting Tragedy

Staff Sgt. Winfield Thompson survived the attack at the first office. He survived tours in Iraq and Afghanistan only to find himself under attack on U.S. soil. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Staff Sgt. Winfield Thompson survived the attack at the first office. He survived tours in Iraq and Afghanistan only to find himself under attack on U.S. soil. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military facilities in Chattanooga. The first location was a recruitment center where one Marine officer was wounded.

Abdulazeez then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center where he killed four Marines before he was killed by police. A sailor was also wounded there and later died, bringing the death toll from the incident to five.

Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock went to Chattanooga to find out how the mass shooting has affected the city and a Marine who survived it.

A memorial for the four Marines and a sailor killed in the Chattanooga shooting. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

A memorial for the four Marines and a sailor killed in the Chattanooga shooting. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is pictured next to a Marine flag presented to him after the shootings last summer. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is pictured next to a Marine flag presented to him after the shootings last summer. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

One of the sites of the Chattanooga military recruitment office shootings. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

One of the sites of the Chattanooga military recruitment office shootings. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Flags in front of the office where four Marines and a sailor were killed in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Flags in front of the office where four Marines and a sailor were killed in Chattanooga on July 16, 2015. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

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