The victims of the shooting at Fort Hood Army base in Kileen, Texas, included three decorated soldiers who had served deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait, authorities said today.
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The three soldiers were killed Wednesday when Spc. Ivan Lopez stormed a command building on the base and opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, injuring 16 others during the rampage before killing himself, police said.
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- Age 37
- From Effingham, Ill.
- Joined the Army in 2004
- Deployed to Iraq in 2005
- Deployed to Kuwait in 2010
- Awarded three Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Badge, and Global War on Terrorism Medal, among others.
Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens
- Age 38
- From Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
- Joined the Army in 1994
- Served two tours in Iraq, in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010
- Served in Kuwait in 1998-1999
- Awarded four Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Two Stars, among others.
Staff Sgt. Carlos Alberto Lazaney Rodriguez
- Age 39
- From Mulberry, Fla.
- Joined the Army in 1993
- Deployed to Kuwait in 2003 and again in 2004-2005
- Served in Iraq 2009-2010
- Served in Afghanistan 2012 - 2013
- Awarded a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, and an
Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, among others.
Sfc. Daniel Michael Ferguson