5 Apr 2005

Fifth American Samoan soldier killed in Iraq

2:23 pm on 5 April 2005

A fifth soldier from American Samoa has been killed in Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Ioasa F. Tavae Jr., who was 29 years old, died in Mosul.

According to initial reports, Staff Sergeant Tavae died of injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.