CORONOA, Calif. (KKTV) - Hundreds of people gathered on Thursday in California to honor the life and memory of a U.S. Navy veteran killed in the Las Vegas shooting. Hundreds are expected to gather this Sunday in Colorado Springs.
Christopher Roybal had ties to the Colorado Springs community having worked at Crunch Fitness. He served as a dog handler in the Navy, doing four tours in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
"He did four tours in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He truly loved his country.
Christopher was a loving, kind, funny, witty and compassionate person. He made everyone that came into his life feel special," an excerpt from his obituary.
11 News spoke with his wife Dixie, who said Roybal was just a few days away from his 29th birthday. The concert in Las Vegas was a birthday present.
A memorial service is being held for Chris in Colorado Springs on Sunday at Crunch Fitness, 5620 Academy Boulevard, at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Click here for a GoFundMe page benefiting his family.