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A former 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Charleston Hartfield, age 34, was one of 59 victims killed after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel into a crowd on the street below.

During Hartfield’s military career, he spent four years serving with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg deploying to Irag with the brigade in 2003.

“He 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. By all accounts, he was a special human being, someone who carried the best virtues and characteristics from the Division with him beyond his service here,” stated officials on 82nd Airborne Division’s social media.

Charleston who also went by “Chuck” or “Charles” or even “Chucky Hart” was a Las Vegas police officer and a sergeant first class in the Nevada National Guard who leaves behind a son and a daughter.

Feature photo courtesy of 82nd Airborne Division

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