Carson A. Holmquist

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  • Sergeant
  • Served: 2009 – July 16, 2015
  • Global War on Terror – Afghanistan 2013 – 2014
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Awarded: Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, 2 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons

Carson Allen Louis Holmquist, USMC, age 25, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, was one of the four Marines and one Sailor killed in the July 16, 2015 shootings at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. See Squire D. (Skip) Wells, David A.Wyatt, Thomas Sullivan and Randall Smith.

Carson is the son of Thomas (Susan) Holmquist and La Brenda (nee: Johnson) Holmquist, born October 6, 1989 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Carson was a 2008 graduate of Grantsburg High School. Throughout high school he worked on a farm in Grantsburg. Carson married Jasmine Jones on January 28, 2012, and they were later blessed with a son, Wyatt Allen.

He joined the Marine Corps in 2009 and was part of Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. Carson served a deployment in Okinawa, Japan, and in Afghanistan as a diesel mechanic specialist. He returned in May 2014. He earned several medals and honors, including the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and two Sea Service Deployment ribbons.

Carson loved his family and friends. He loved cars, trucks, riding dirt bike and farming. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but his main passion was his family and friends. Carson is preceded in death by grandparents, James Holmquist and Donald and Ruth Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Jasmine, and his son, Wyatt; parents, Tom (Susan) Holmquist and La Brenda Holmquist (Jeff); brothers: Chris Holmquist (Meghan), Step Brother Robert (Caitlin) Drake , Step Sisters, Serina and Kendra Drake, sister in-law Jerrica Jones; grandmother Judi Holmquist and extended family Kara, Kyle and Elisa.