- Angel Candelario-Padro (Facebook)
- Angel Candelario-Padro, a victim of the deadly shooting in Orlando, had served in the Puerto Rico National Guard and was a member of the band. (Photo via 248th Army Band Facebook page)
A second U.S. Army victim has been identified among the casualties of the deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
Angel Candelario-Padro served in the Puerto Rico National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, officials said.
"It is again with our deepest sadness, our heartbreak that we inform you that National Guardsman SPC. Angel Candelario-Padro was among the victims we have lost," said Matt Thorn, executive director of OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Candelario-Padro had been a member of the Puerto Rico National Guard and was assigned to the Army band, Thorn said in a statement. He also played clarinet with his hometown band and had just moved to Orlando from Chicago, he said.
Candelario-Padro served in the Guard from Jan. 12, 2006, until Jan. 11, 2012, at which point he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Houk, a spokesman for…