Sgt. Carson Holmquist, who grew up in Grantsburg, was one of four marines a gunman killed this week in Tennessee. Holmquist was a 2008 graduate of Grantsburg High School in western Wisconsin, before he joined the U.S. Marines. Among the places he served was Afghanistan.
His alma mater's principal says Holmquist was a great young man who enjoyed football, hunting and fishing and returned proudly to his high school after boot camp, dressed in his blue uniform.
Grantsburg is a community of about 1,300, near the western border of Wisconsin, in Polk County.