18 Sep 2013

Body of American Samoan soldier returned from Afghanistan

1:21 pm on 18 September 2013

The body of an American Samoa soldier killed in Afghanistan last month arrived back in the territory last night.

1st Lieutenant Jason Atuatasi Togi of Fagasa had died of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device.

The soldier's body was accompanied by US Army Brigadier General Daniel Karbler, American Samoa's US Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, and family members.

He is to be buried at his home village tomorrow.