LAS VEGAS (AP/CBS4) — The body of a 28-year-old military veteran from California and Colorado who was killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history is on its way home from Las Vegas.

(credit: Christopher Roybal’s Facebook page)

Christopher Roybal had recently come to Colorado to start a new life.

A white hearse led by a procession of motorcycles bore the casket of Roybal to McCarran International Airport for a short flight to Southern California.

His friend and employer, David Harman, told The Associated Press that Roybal served in Afghanistan and adopted a friend’s bomb-sniffing dog after the friend was killed by an improvised explosive device.

(credit: Christopher Roybal’s Facebook page)

Roybal worked at fitness gyms in Corona and Riverside, California, before moving this year to help open gyms in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A co-worker described him as full of energy and the kind of person who had the ability to make people want to hang around him.

LINK: GoFundMe Page For Christopher Roybal’s Family

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