Bodies of two soldiers killed in Fort Hood shooting to return to the Tampa Bay area

TAMPA, Fla. - The bodies of two soldiers killed in the Ft. Hood shootings last week are returning to the Tampa Bay area Friday.

The body of Staff Sgt. Carlos Alberto Lazaney Rodriguez, 38, is expected to arrive at Tampa International Airport around 4 p.m. A private service will be held on the tarmac for family and then his remains will be escorted by the Florida Patriot Guard Riders to the Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Tampa.

Rodriguez will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetary in Bushnell after a funeral on Monday.

The body of Army Sgt. 1st Class Danny Ferguson, 39, of Mulberry, is expected to arrive around 7 p.m. Friday and will be escorted to Lakeland by the Patriot Guard Riders. His funeral will be held Saturday in Lakeland and he will be laid to rest in Bushnell following the service.

Rodriguez, Ferguson and another soldier were killed last week when military officials say Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire at Ft. Hood, injuring 16 others before turning the gun on himself.

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