National Guardsman among victims of Las Vegas concert massacre

Photo courtesy U.S. Army National Guard
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) -- A Nevada Army National Guard sergeant first class was among those killed by gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest concert Sunday night in Las Vegas, according to the Guard.

Thirty-four-year-old Sgt.1st Class Charleston Hartfield, a soldier in the 100th Quartermaster Company headquartered in Las Vegas, was attending the concert when he was shot and killed.

Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Adjutant General of the Nevada National Guard, said losing any member of the Guard family is difficult, especially in such an unexpected manner.

"Charleston Hartfield lived to serve the public and protect his family," Burks said. "He is the epitome of a citizen-soldier."

"Sgt. 1st Class Hartfield epitomizes everything good about America," said Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser, the commander of the Nevada Army National Guard.

Additionally, one California Guardsman and his wife were wounded by gunshots and received medical attention. They are both expected to survive, according to the Guard. Also, one Nevada Guard Airman was injured while running from the attack, and her injuries are non-life threatening.