Touching tribute: Texas Roadhouse reserves table for slain Chattanooga servicemen

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Doug Flack, manager of a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Chattanooga, set a table Friday in memory of the men killed when Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center, then drove several miles away to a Navy and Marine reserve center, where he fatally shot four Marines. Abdulazeez, who was shot to death by police, also wounded a sailor, who died Saturday.

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“I felt like this was the least we could do,” Flack, who served in the corps and hails from a family full of military men, said Friday, adding that the victims “were loved, respected and deserved more than we could ever give them.”

Asked to talk about the feelings he’s working through, Flack became silent for a moment, then found his voice again.

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“I’m still working through that,” he said. “A lot emotions.”

The victims were identified as Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan of Hampden, Massachusetts; Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt of Burke, North Carolina; Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist of Polk, Wisconsin; Lance Cpl. Squire K. "Skip" Wells of Cobb County, Georgia; and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Paulding, Ohio.

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– The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Eating at the Texas Roadhouse in Chattanooga that has the table set up for the fallen heroes. So very sad!!!

Posted by Jacki Monroe Hummel on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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