WNY Soldier Killed in Texas Laid to Rest Today

12:07 AM, Jan 19, 2013   |    comments
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Specialist Austin James Sampson; Photo Courtesy: Fort Hood

WARSAW, NY - Family and friends will gather today to say goodbye to 25-year-old Army Specialist Austin Sampson this week.

Specialist Sampson, who is from Wyoming County, died at a hospital in Texas January 4th.

Sampson was one of three men shot outside a convenience store in Killeen, Texas January 3rd.

According to the Robinson and Hackemer Funeral Home in Warsaw, Sampson was a graduate of the Letchworth Central School Class of 2006, and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 to 2009 and Operation New Dawn from 2010 to 2011.

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