It was just a typical day for two 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems maintainers.

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1.

Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

“We were going between the concert and casinos until Country Music Singer Jason Aldean was getting ready to play,” said Morimoto. “We returned to the concert to watch him, but we were only a few songs in when everything turned to chaos.”

Wood said there was a lot of confusion after the first shots were fired.

“Initially we heard what sounded like fireworks,” said Morimoto. “I looked around, but didn’t see anything. Then, it started again, and that’s when I felt something kick up and hit my leg. That’s when I realized we were getting shot at, and the gravel was flying everywhere from the ricochet.”

It wasn’t until the second barrage of bullets that Wood had a full understanding of what was going on around him.