In what has been described as a “class act,” legendary Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning made an appearance at the Naval Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where a lone gunman shot and killed four Marines Thursday.
A fifth serviceman, a Navy sailor, died Saturday of his wounds.
What’s the connection? Manning attended and played football for the University of Tennessee, according to local NBC affiliate WRCB News channel 3.
The press didn’t become aware of the surprise visit until Chattanooga Police officers posted photos on social media. It didn’t go unnoticed that the act of support was more than President Obama could muster. One tweet put it concisely: “Yep . . . done more than Obama so far…”
Thank you for stopping by and for your support Peyton Manning #chanews pic.twitter.com/UgaLHvrFXR
— Chattanooga Police (@ChattanoogaPD) July 19, 2015
Class act. Peyton Manning visited #ChattanoogaShooting scene last night on Amnicola http://t.co/4DuXXoEjef pic.twitter.com/RAhyBbZ8ZF
— Dan Kennedy (@DanOKennedy) July 19, 2015
@DanOKennedy Peyton has always been classy
— Coral (@Coral_Kinder) July 19, 2015
@debluc745 correction- Our president doesn’t care
— Jonathan Washburn (@jonnyw_18) July 19, 2015
@DanOKennedy @CounterMoonbat Yep.. done more than Obama so far…
— Colorado REDTraci (@goptraci) July 19, 2015
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