Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson has been named as one of those killed during Ivan Lopez’s shooting spree at Fort Hood on April 2. Ferguson was a native of Mulberry, Florida, according to The Austin Statesman.
Here’s what you need to know about him:
1. Ferguson Died Protecting Others
He held that door shut because it wouldn’t lock. It seems the doors would be bullet proof, but apparently they’re not. If he wasn’t the one standing there holding those doors closed, that shooter would have been able to get through and shoot everyone else.
2. He Was Just Back From War
Ferguson had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, reports The Austin Statesman.
3. Ferguson Played 5 Sports in High School
During his high school years in Mulberry, Florida, Ferguson was a five sport star. According to one of his teachers, Joy Andrews:
The fact he was able to play several sports probably doesn’t surprise you he went on to fight for his country. You usually don’t sit around after graduation if you have that much in you.
At Mulberry High, where Fort Hood victim Danny Ferguson graduated. It's a school that's lost many heroes before. pic.twitter.com/hsMXzC8aeu
— Erin Maloney (@ErinOnTV) April 4, 2014
4. His Fiancee is a Soldier
His fiancee, Kristen, is also soldier in the U.S. Army. On her Facebook page, Haley says she is from Holbrook, Massachusetts.
5. Ferguson Was a Cowboys Fan
Despite being from Florida, Ferguson adopted the team of Fort Hood by being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.