Schofield Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

October 17, 2011, 8:03 AM HST · Updated October 17, 8:04 AM
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The Department of Defense today confirmed the death of a soldier from Schofield Barracks, Hawai’i.

Staff Sgt. Houston M. Taylor, 25, of Hurst, Texas, died Oct. 13, in the Kunar province of Afghanistan.

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He suffered fatal injuries when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.

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Staff Sgt. Taylor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, out of Schofield Barracks in Hawai’i.

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