Soldier From Texas Dies In Attack In Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (August 13, 2014) Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, of Houston, died Tuesday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries he received in a small arms attack on his unit, the military said Wednesday.

No further details were provided.

Hairston was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.