Stolen magnet memorializing fallen Marine Skip Wells recovered

Car magnet memorializing Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells.

Car magnet memorializing Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells.

A stolen car magnet banner that memorialized fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells has been recovered.

“The banner was found late this afternoon. It had been tossed to the side of Piedmont Road, within a few miles of the theft,” Andy Kingery, a spokesman for Skip Wells’ mother Cathy Wells, said in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cathy Wells had said in a Facebook post that the magnet, which reads, “Celebrating the life of Skip Wells Lance Corporal U.S.M.C.” and shows his picture, was stolen from her car Monday morning. Wells was inside the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office on Chastain Meadows Parkway in Cobb County at the time.

Skip Wells, 21, a Sprayberry High School graduate, was killed when a gunman opened fire on the Naval and Marine center, in Chattanooga, Tenn., last month. Wells, 21, was among four Marines and one sailor killed. The gunman also was killed.

Cathy Wells said the magnet was used on a memorial motorcycle ride from Sprayberry to Chattanooga before it was given to her, Channel 2 Action News reported.