A British soldier who rushed to the aid of those injured in the Las Vegas massacre has been hailed by his brother for “keeping America safe”.
Ross Woodward, 24, had been enjoying a trip to the US gambling capital with other off-duty troops when carnage unfolded on Sunday night.
As bullets rained down on an open-air concert from a gunman’s nest high above, the soldier, from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, turned towards danger.
Along with two other soldiers with whom he had been travelling, he helped tend to the wounded and shepherd people to safety.
His younger brother Curtis Dyer, 22, said the actions reflected the character of his sibling, who is originally from Beeston, Nottinghamshire, and had been training in the US with the British Army.
Mr Dyer said: ‘He is the type of the person who would do it anyway, he’s always there to help people when they need his help.”
‘The Army always brought out the best in him. He’s caring, he loves his job, he’s quite family-orientated.”
“He just looks forward to going away with the army, he looks forward to the free time afterwards, as you can imagine the Army work their balls off to protect us. It’s just like it happened by fate.”
Stephen Paddock murdered 58 people and wounded hundreds more when he fired on crowds at a music festival.
It’s still not clear why he carried out the attack, but police say he had placed surveillance cameras inside and outside the hotel room from where he launched his attack.