CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) --On Monday, hundreds turned out for a somber farewell to a Corinth Marine.
Authorities said a fellow marine shot and killed Cpl. Jacob Lee Wooley and another Marine before turning the gun on himself.
Wooley arrived at his gravesite Monday behind The Patriot Guard Riders.
Six of his fellow Marines carried him to his final resting place.
"Just like the pastor said in the sermon, something good can come out of this," Sgt. Maj. Jason Ruff, a member of the Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va., said. "In a tragic event like this, it's too easy to get lost in what happened. What we need to do is focus on what good could happen in the future."
Wooley died March 21 after he was gunned down by another Marine at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
Many people tried to put into words what the 23-year-old meant to them. His sister Anna Wood spoke for the family.
"He was just one of a kind. He meant so much to everyone, but for me, he was not only a brother but my best friend," said Wood.
Wood is Wooley's older sister but she said sometimes the roles were reversed and he would become the big brother. Wood said she will miss his sense of humor the most.
"[I'll miss] our talks and our late night food runs," Wood said, holding back tears. "He would wake me up out of the bed and say, 'Come on, Anna. We are going to go to McDonald's and Taco Bell.'"
Wooley was honored to the end. His flag was tightly folded and given to his mother.
Many more flags soared proudly throughout the gravesite.
Many people fought back tears as they remembered a Marine whose life was cut too short.
While everyone who knew Wooley wanted more time with him, some said knowing that he died doing what he loved the most gave them comfort.