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College Football Star Turned Soldier Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

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 ...

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Air Force Sgt. Charged With Stealing Credit Card Info From Service Members

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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Twentynine Palms Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, was killed Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations, according to the Department of Defense.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

Spitzer was a native of New Braunfels, Texas. The Desert Sun reports he joined the Marines on Aug. 17, 2009.

He was on his second deployment in ...

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