Published: Sat, October 07, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

National Guardsman among victims of Las Vegas concert massacre

National Guardsman among victims of Las Vegas concert massacre

"In that moment, he was acting as a police officer". That was the epitome of who Charles was. And we just assumed that having known Charles and the type of person he was and his background, being a police officer, being one of our service members, we just figured he was probably scrambling around, helping people out get to safety, doing what, you know, we all that know Charles would expect Charles to be doing.

"Sgt. First Class Charleston Hartfield was an All American Paratrooper for life and, as with all who wear the AA patch, he and his Family remain part of our legacy even in death", 82nd Airborne Lt. Col. Joe Buccino said in a statement.

Hartfield was also a youth football coach, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Others shared their admiration for Hartfield on social media. Hartfield, an off-duty officer was killed in the mass shooting on the Strip.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal said the body of Hartfield, 34, was escorted by officers from several agencies Tuesday evening to the Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest, police said.

While selflessly saving the lives of others, he was fatally struck by a bullet. In a video montage from Good Morning America one witness recounted the terror of the event, and said it was unlike anything he'd ever experienced, and worse than anything he'd seen on TV or in a movie.

"Then while I'm sitting there eating my much-anticipated Chipotle on my lunch break, radio broadcast... active shooter at the Mandalay Bay Hotel". They are both expected to survive, according to the Guard. A family reunification center is located at 400 S. MLK building B, Las Vegas, Nev., 89106.

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