12 Aug 2009

American Samoan soldier drowns in Texas

7:15 pm on 12 August 2009

An American Samoan soldier has drowned in Lake Belton near Fort Hood in Texas on Saturday

The body of Army Sergeant, Vevesi Semu Jr. was recovered on Sunday.

Sgt Semu recently returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

The 35-year-old is survived by his wife and seven children.