The names of the three soldiers killed in a shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday were released late Friday afternoon.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson, Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez and Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens were all killed after Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire on the base.
Lopez, who also killed himself, is believed to have had an argument with colleagues in his unit before the devastating shooting.
Authorities have since said Lopez's mental condition was not a “direct precipitating factor” in the shooting.
Prior to his death, Ferguson, 39, served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in the military he received many awards and decorations, including a Bronze Star Medal.
Lazaney-Rodriguez, 38, served in Iraq on two separate occasions and in Kuwait while in the military.
During his 19-year career he received numerous awards and decorations, including three Army Achievement Medals.
Owens, 37, also served in Kuwait and Iraq during his time in the military.
At the time of his death, he was working as a heavy vehicle driver. Owens received a number of awards and achievements while serving, including two Army Good Conduct medals.