21 Mar 2007

Eleventh Samoan soldier dies in Iraq

8:59 am on 21 March 2007

An 11th Samoan soldier has been killed in the war in Iraq.

The US Department of Defense has confirmd that Sgt. Nimo Westfield Tauala died on March 17th from a non-combat related injury.

Department of Defence officials said Tauala's death is under investigation, but gave no further details.

Taula was born and raised in Hawaii.