A fire fighting legend was killed in a shooting that wounded another person on Monday, the National Park Service said.
The firefighting legend, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, was shot and killed in the early morning hours in a remote part of the park, according to the park service.
The park service said the man, identified by the park agency as Gary, was in the process of trying to extinguish a fire when he was shot.
“Gary was a member of our Park Service Volunteer Firefighting Team and was instrumental in helping our community and our nation fight fires during the Civil War,” the park said in a statement.
“He was also a member and member of the National Guard and had served with honor in combat zones.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.”
The Park Service did not release any additional details about the shooting.
The president and vice president of the United States have visited the park at least six times since the attack.
In 2017, the park served as the site of a massive military parade as part of a commemoration of the end of the Civil war.