07 Oct '17, 7pm

#Veterans among victims of #LasVegas shooting, others fought to save lives

#Veterans among victims of #LasVegas shooting, others fought to save lives

WASHINGTON — In early July, months before he was gunned down in Sunday’s massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, Navy combat veteran Christopher Roybal posted a haunting message on his Facebook page that began with the words “What’s it like being shot at?” “A question people ask because it’s something less than 1 percent of our American population will experience,” the Afghanistan War veteran wrote. At first, it’s anger and genuine fear coupled with excitement, he wrote. But after it happens too many times, the excitement fades and “anger is all that’s left.” “What’s it like to be shot at?” he concluded. “It’s a nightmare no amount of drugs, no amount of therapy and no amount of drunk talks with your war veteran buddies will ever be able to (help you) escape.” On Sunday, Roybal was one of 59 people killed when a mass shooter opened fire on the crowd of 22,000 at a country music c...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/veterans-among-victims-of-las-veg...

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