Sgt. Samuel C. Hairston who died this week in Afghanistan, 35, of Houston, Texas. Died August 12, 2014, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Ghazni, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.