8 Aug 2003

American Samoan soldier dies in Iraq

4:35 pm on 8 August 2003

American Samoa has recorded its first soldier fatality in the Iraq conflict.

Specialist Farao Letufuga of Siliaga fell from a rooftop while on guard duty in Mosul earlier this week.

The 20-year old is a graduate of Leone High School and entered the army in September 2001.

Letufuga, who was stationed in Fort Campbell in Kentucky, had been in Iraq since February.

His death remains under investigation.