Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Remains of second Fort Hood victim arrive in Tampa Friday

TAMPA — The remains of a second soldier with Florida ties who was shot and killed at Fort Hood last week will arrive at Tampa International Airport Friday.

The body of Staff Sgt. Carlos Alberto Lazaney Rodriguez, 38, is scheduled to arrive at the airport at 4 p.m. and will be escorted by the Florida Patriot Guard Riders, the motorcycle group says. A private service will be held on the tarmac for family. Then the remains will be taken to the Blount & Curry Funeral Home at 605 S MacDill Ave. in Tampa.

There will be a viewing of Rodriguez' remains at Blount Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service afterward. The riders will then escort Rodriguez to the Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell.

Rodriguez is from Puerto Rico, but he has family in the Tampa Bay area, including a brother.

The motorcycle group has previously announced that a second victim of the shooting, Army Sgt. 1st Class Danny Ferguson, 39, of Mulberry, will arrive at the Tampa airport later Friday and will be escorted to a funeral home in Lakeland.

Military officials say three soldiers were killed by Spc. Ivan Antonio Lopez, whose rampage wounded 16 others.

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