1 Apr 2003

Memorial service held for American Samoa governor

4:35 am on 1 April 2003

The American Samoa Governor Tauese Sunia was remembered yesterday at a memorial service in Honolulu as an extraordinary man who fought for the issues he believed in.

Tauese died suddenly last Thursday while being flown to Honolulu for medical treatment.

At a service attended by an estimated 15 hundred people, the Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle described him as a man who touched many lives and left a legacy of aloha and generosity.

Tauese's body is due to arrive in Pago Pago today (tues) for his funeral and burial service.