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Springfield Service For Marine Killed In Chattanooga Shooting

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A Marine killed by a gunman in Tennessee two weeks ago is being honored in his hometown in Massachusetts.

A public wake for Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at T.P. Sampson Chapel of The Acres in Springfield.

Sullivan's body was returned to Springfield on Friday night as people lined the streets to honor him.

A private funeral service is scheduled Monday at Holy Cross Church. Springfield's Roman Catholic Bishop Mitchell Rozanski is scheduled to be the main celebrant and to deliver the homily.

Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.

Sullivan was one of five service members killed during an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga on July 16. The gunman was killed by police.

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