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Army ID's Soldiers Killed at Ft. Hood Mass Shooting

Memorial to be held April 9, details to follow

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    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the commanding general at Fort Hood, confirms the names the three soldiers killed in a mass shooting at the post on April 2, 2014. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    Military officials have identified the three soldiers killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday as SFC Daniel Michael Ferguson, of Mulberry, Fla., SSG Carlos Alberto Lazaney Rodriguez, of Aquadilla, Puerto Rico, and Sgt. Timothy Owens, of Effingham, Ill.

    "We have completed the next of kin notification on the three fallen soldiers, and I can now confirm publicly their identities," Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the commanding general at Fort Hood, said during a briefing Friday.

    Army CID on Mass Shooting Investigation

    [DFW] Army CID on Mass Shooting Investigation
    Chris Grey, the spokesperson for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, highlights the investigation into a mass shooting that took place at Fort Hood on April 2, 2014. (Published Monday, Apr 7, 2014)

    Ferguson was a transportation supervisor who had been deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lazaney Rodriguez was a unit supply sergeant who had served in Kuwait and Iraq. Owens was a heavy vehicle driver who had also been deployed in Iraq and Kuwait.

    Army officials say Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire at the post following an argument killing three and wounding 16 others. Since the shooting, the soldier's mental health has been under scrutiny. On Friday, his family released a statement from their native Puerto Rico saying "he must not have been in his right mind."

    Milley said Friday that the shooter's mental health was not a "direct precipitating factor" in the shooting.

    Of the survivors, Milley said 10 of the 16 injured in the shooting have been released and returned to duty.  Of the six that remain hospitalized, three are in Temple and three are at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. Those in Temple are in fair condition and are expected to remain hospitalized for several more days.

    Doctors said Thursday they expect no other fatalities from the mass shooting.

    A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 9 at Fort Hood.  The time for the memorial has not yet been determined and further details are to come.

    Service records for each of the soldiers killed in the mass shooting are listed below.


    Daniel Michael Ferguson

    RANK: Active Duty: Entered as a Private in July 1993, promoted to Sgt. 1st Class October 2004

    HOME OF RECORD: Mulberry, Fla.

    MOS: Transportation Management Coordinator (88N)

    STATUS:  Active Army

    SERVICE:
    July 1993: Basic Training, Fort Jackson
    October 1993: Advanced Individual Training, Fort Eustis, Va.
    December 1993 to January 1995: Headquarters Garrison Support Battalion, Fort Sill, Okla.
    January 1995 to August 1997: 14th Transportation Battalion, Camp Ederle, Italy August 1997 to November 1999: Headquarters Garrison Support Battalion, Fort Sill, Okla.
    November 1999 to November 2002: 1st Armored Div Support Command, Rose Barracks, Germany and Wiesbaden, Germany November 2002 to May 2006: 384th Transportation Detachment, Fort Eustis, Va.
    May 2006 to May 2007: 18th Engineer Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany May 2007 to June 2009: 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany June 2009 to September 2010: 15th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas September 2010 to Present: 49th Transportation Center, Movement Control Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas

    DEPLOYMENTS: 
    Afghanistan: June 2012 to March 2013
    Iraq: September 2009 to May 2010
    Kuwait: October 2004 to September 2005
     Kuwait: January 2003 to August 2003

    AWARDS:
    Bronze Star Medal
    Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards)
    Army Commendation Medal (5 awards)
    Army Achievement Medal (2 awards)
    Army Good Conduct Medal (6 awards)
    National Defense Service Medal (2 awards) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3 Awards) Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon (4 awards) NATO Medal


    Carlos Alberto Lazaney Rodriguez

    RANK: Staff Sergeant (SSG), effective May 2006

    HOME OF RECORD: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (at time of enlistment)

    MOS: Quartermaster Corps, Transportation, Unit Supply Specialist (92Y)

    STATUS:  Active Army

    SERVICE:
    January 1994 to present
    January 1994 to May 1994: Training, Fort Benning, Georgia May 1994 to January 1997: 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina January to April 1997: Inactive Army Reserve April to November 1997: 311 Quartermaster Company, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (Army Reserve) November 1997 to August 1998: 32nd Transportation Group, Tampa, Florida (Army Reserve) August 1998: Reenlisted in Active Army August 1998 to February 2001: 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia February 2001 to July 2002: U.S. Army Garrison Fort Monroe, Virginia July 2002 to October 2005: Recruiting Battalion, Cleveland, Ohio October 2005 to June 2007: 1098th Transportation Company, 24th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia June 2007 to January 2009: 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas January 2009 to November 2010: 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii November 2010 to February 2012: 558th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, Helemano Military Reservation, Hawaii February 2012 to present: 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas

    DEPLOYMENTS:  
    Iraq: July 2009 to July 2010 and April 2007 to April 2008
    Kuwait: December 1998 to April 1999

    AWARDS:
    Army Commendation Medal (4 awards)
    Army Achievement Medal (3 awards)
    Army Good Conduct Medal (6 awards)
    National Defense Service Medal
    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards) Army Superior Unit Award Army Recruiter Badge (Silver) with 2 gold stars Combat Action Badge Parachutist Badge Driver and Mechanic Badge with driver, wheeled vehicle clasp


    Timothy Wayne Owens

    RANK: Sergeant (SGT), effective March 2007

    HOME OF RECORD: Effingham, Illinois (at time of enlistment)

    MOS: Transportation, Motor Transport Operator (88M)

    STATUS:  Active Army

    SERVICE:
    June 2004 to present
    June 2004: Enlisted in Army
    June to October 2004: Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma October 2004 to January 2010: 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia  January 2010 to January 2011: 160th Signal Brigade, Arifjan, Kuwait January 2011 to Present: 154thTransportation Company, 49th Movement Control Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas

    DEPLOYMENTS: 
    Kuwait: January to December 2010
    Iraq: January to December 2005

    AWARDS:
    Army Commendation Medal (3 awards)
    Army Achievement Medal (4 awards)
    Army Good Conduct Medal (2 awards)
    National Defense Service Medal
    Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon Combat Action Badge Driver and Mechanic Badge with driver, wheeled vehicle clasp