Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, 35, was killed in Ghazni, Afghanistan on Aug. 12, when he was hit by small-arms fire during combat, according to the Department of Defense.
KPRC-TV reports Hairston attended the University of Houston, and was a defensive lineman for the school's football team from 1997 to 2000.
He joined the Army in 2003.
Hairston was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry ...
An investigation into the Nov. 13 explosion at Camp Pendleton that killed four explosive ordnance disposal Marines has prompted the Marine Corps to relieve a captain and master sergeant of their commands.
Brig. Gen. John Bullard, commanding general of Marine Crops Installations West, told the Los Angeles Times:
The captain and master sergeant had failed to adequately assess the potential danger and to prohibit Marines from handing off grenades.
Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Underwood, 42, was charged Monday with wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft - after allegedly stealing credit card information from fellow service members in the San Diego area.
According to NBCSanDiego.com, the indictment against Underwood claims he used his military identification to use on-base gyms, then pilfered credit card info he found in service members' belongings that were unattended during workouts ...
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