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By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) - A small Wisconsin town is saying goodbye to a Marine killed in the shootings at a reserve center in Tennessee.

A dozen members of a Marine Corps honor guard stood watch as fellow Marines carried the coffin of Sgt. Carson Holmquist into Grantsburg Senior High School for a public visitation Saturday.

The 25-year-old Holmquist grew up in the northwestern Wisconsin town of 1,300. He graduated in 2008 from Grantsburg High School, where the U.S. flag is flying at half-staff.

Holmquist was among the four Marines and one sailor killed in the July 16 shootings at the Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Gov. Scott Walker has canceled two presidential campaign stops to attend the visitation and private funeral that follows. He's ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset.

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