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Houston man 1 of 3 U.S. military members killed in Jordan

HOUSTON -- A family spokesman says a 27-year-old Houston man is one of three U.S. military members who were killed in a shooting outside a military base in southern Jordan.

U.S. officials are still trying to determine what prompted Friday’s shooting that killed Jim Moriarty and two other service members.

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Family spokesman Wayne Dolcefino said Saturday that Moriarty’s family was notified by the military Friday evening.

Dolcefino says Moriarty had served three tours of duty and was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Moriarty grew up in Houston and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas.

Dolcefino says Moriarty’s family is heartbroken and they are planning a memorial service in a week or so.

Moriarty and the two others were in Jordan on a training mission.

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