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Chattanooga artist using paintbrush to honor fallen five

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A Chattanooga artist is using his paintbrush to honor the fallen five.
Kevin Bate picked out a wall on McCallie Avenue just a few blocks from the National Cemetery where two of the servicemen are buried.
He started painting the five servicemen, who lost their lives during July 16th's attack, this week.
Bate thinks the entire project will take up to 3 months to complete. 
He hopes people will drive by the mural years from now and remember these five faces.

Kevin Bate, mural artist, "I want to remember Holmquist, Smith, Sullivan, Wells, Wyatt and I want the city to remember those with me. In 10 to 15 years down the road, when someone's driving down the road, I want them to see it and be like oh yeah, I remember them."

Tennessee Wholesale Florist donated the wall space and Behr paint provided the paint.  If you'd like to help, Bate asks that you contact him on Facebook.
 

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