Tim Owens

Sgt. Tim Owens, left, of Effingham, Ill., with his cousin Glen Welton. Owens was one of three people killed by a shooter at Fort Hood on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The shooter, identified as Ivan Lopez, also wounded 16 others before shooting himself, according to authorities.

Courtesy of the Owens family | AP

FORT HOOD – Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, identified the three soldiers killed in Wednesday's shooting during an afternoon press conference at Club Hood as Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson, 39, Sgt. Timothy Wayne Owens, 37, and Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez, 38.

Ferguson, 39, from Mulberry, Fla., entered active service July 1993 as a transportation management coordinator. He was assigned to the 49th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, the 13th Sustainment Command.

He was a transportation supervisor. His deployments include Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rodriguez, 38, of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, entered active-duty service in February 1995 as a unit supply specialist.

He was assigned to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade. In February 2012 he served as a unit supply sergeant.

He deployed to Kuwait and to Iraq.

Owens, 37, of Effingham, Ill., entered active duty service in July 2004 as a motor transport operator.

He was assigned to the 49th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command where he served as a heavy vehicle driver.

He deployed to Iraq and to Kuwait.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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