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Austin James Sampson
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1987
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 2013
Bell County
Texas, USA

U.S. Army Specialist Austin J. Sampson, 25, of Bliss died Jan. 4, 2013, at the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

He was born Sept. 12, 1987, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Wesley and Pamela Sampson of Bliss. Austin was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 2006. He played football, swimming and track.

SPC Sampson completed basic training and advanced training at Fort Knox, KY. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-2009 and in Operation New Dawn from 2010-2011. He was a recipient of:
Army Commendation Medal
Army Good Conduct (2 times)
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars)
Global War on Terroism Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Ribbon

Austin was a member of the Letchworth New Life Fellowship in Silver Springs, NY.

Burial with military honors will be in Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168. Online condolences at

Reprinted from the Batavia Daily Newspaper (NY)
January 12, 2013

In 2006, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to become a Cavalry Scout. As of February 2010, he was assigned to:
Head Quarters Troop (Havoc Hounds)
3rd Squadron (Thunder Squadron)
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Brave Rifles)
Fort Hood, TX

As of April 2012, the unit completed its conversion to a Stryker mounted unit and was redesignated the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.
COL. John D. Richardson IV,
Commanding Officer and
CSM. Patrick Akuna, Regiment Sergeant Major.

Blood and Steel!

August 13, 2013:
The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors held a meeting at the Wyoming County Fair. N.Y. State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R)-Depew, awarded a special recognition of Austin to his parents, Wesley and Pam.
"He was a young man who stood up for his country, volunteered to go and stand up, and defend our freedoms and way of life," Gallivan said. "I am sure Wyoming County is very proud of him, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank his parents for his service, and thank them again for how proud he's made all of us." 
John 3:16
Lyonsburg Cemetery
Wyoming County
New York, USA
Plot: South West Section
Created by: Mike Schreiner
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103474791
Austin James Sampson
Added by: Mike Schreiner
Austin James Sampson
Added by: Mike Schreiner
Austin James Sampson
Added by: Mike Schreiner
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
Thank you for your courage and service to your country. My sympathies to your family and friends in your being taken in such a senseless way. They will forever remember your fun loving spirit.
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
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