Saturday, April 5, 2014

Soldiers Killed At Fort Hood Identified, Two Boston Firefighters Killed Mourned By Thousands Of U.S. Firefighters

Soldiers Killed At Ft. Hood Identified

The following is a little background on the soldiers killed at Ft. Hood this week:

  • Sgt. Danny Ferguson enlisted in the service in 1993. He was a Florida native. His job was transportation management coordinator. He also served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, he had just returned from Afghanistan.  Sgt. Ferguson was killed trying to save others as he tried to hold a door shut.
  • Sgt. Timothy Owens enlisted in 2004. He was an Illinois native. Owens was a counselor. He also served in Iraq.
  • Sgt. Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez enlisted in 1995. Rodriguez was from Puerto Rico. He was planning to retire in the near future. He had two deployments to Iraq.
Sixteen other soldiers were wounded in the attack. Three were critical but have been upgraded to fair condition as of this writing.

Funerals Held For Two Boston Firefighters

Boston firefighters Lt. Ed Walsh and Michael Kennedy were mourned by their colleagues, families and the people of Boston earlier this week.

Walsh and Kennedy died on March 26, 2014, while fighting a fire in an apartment in the historic Back Bay section of Boston.  Kennedy was a Marine Sergeant and an Iraq war veteran.

Sixteen other firefighters were injured fighting the blaze of the 150 who responded.  None of the apartment tenants were injured.

During Ed Walsh's wake, his wedding ring was returned to his wife. Earlier in the day, fellow firefighters worked for hours sifting through debris to find it.

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