Funeral held for Fla. soldier killed at Fort Hood

As an honor guard stands by family members begin to surround the casket carrying the remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ferguson at Tampa International Airport, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Ferguson was one of three soldiers killed last week in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Chris Urso)
As an honor guard stands by family members begin to surround the casket carrying the remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ferguson at Tampa International Airport, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Ferguson was one of three soldiers killed last week in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Chris Urso)

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A soldier killed in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month is being remembered at private services in central Florida.

The Ledger reports that an honor guard joined the family of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ferguson to greet the soldier’s casket Friday at Tampa International Airport.

A private funeral was held Saturday morning in Lakeland, where Ferguson’s parents live. Ferguson will be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday at the Florida Capitol, Polk County Courthouse and Mulberry City Hall.

Ferguson was one of three people killed in the April 2 shooting spree. He died while barricading a door, keeping the gunman from pushing into a room where others could have been killed.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)

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