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82nd Airborne paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

A Fort Bragg-based 82nd Airborne paratrooper was killed in action in Afghanistan Tuesday.

Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, of Houston, died of injuries he sustained when his unit came under enemy fire in Ghazni, Afghanistan, officials with the U.S. Department of Defense said.

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

He is survived by his wife, Staff Sgt. Tawana Hairston and his son Hayden.

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