Last Text Message from Skip Wells to His Girlfriend Will Break Your Heart

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We always want our last words to be our sweetest. In a sad twist of fate, Skip Wells was texting his girlfriend that fateful Thursday in Chattanooga, and his last words are absolutely haunting:

Lance Cpl. Squire Wells, who was known as Skip, was swapping text messages Thursday with his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years and was excited that she had booked a flight to visit him in Chattanooga after months apart.

His next two words would be the last she’d ever hear from him.

“ACTIVE SHOOTER,” he wrote.

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She thought he was kidding, replying, “You are so weird.”

Then hours of silence.

“I love you,” she tried.

Hours more passed, the news out of Chattanooga becoming clearer.

“Hon, I need you to answer me please,” she wrote.

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Rest in peace, LCPL Skip Wells. You are a hero to America. Your tragedy will not be forgotten.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at katiefmcguire@gmail.com

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