|August 8, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. ARMY NOTIFIES FALEOMAVAEGA ABOUT THE PASSING OF SPECIALIST FARAO KEVIN LETUFUGA|
Faleomavaega today announced that he received the sad news from the Department
of the Army on the passing of Specialist Farao Kevin Letufuga in Iraq.
According to the U.S. Army, SPC Letufuga died on August 5, 2003, in Mosul,
Iraq when he fell from the top of a building while performing guard duty.
SPC Farao Kevin Letufuga
is the son of Mr. Fetineia’i and Siniva Letufuga of Aoloau, American Samoa.
He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battallion,
327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Fort
In a letter to Mr. Fetineia’i and Siniva Letufuga, Faleomavaega wrote the following:
“It is with great sorrow and sadness that I extend to you and your children as well as the entire family my most heartfelt sympathy and condolences on the passing of your son, Specialist Farao K. Letufuga. You are to be proud of your son. He made the ultimate sacrifice so we may all enjoy freedom and live in peace. He is to be commended for his courage and service to our country. Ia fa’amaise atu le Atua ia te oulua ma le fanau, fa’apea le aiga atoa o lo’o maua i le loto fa’avauvau.”
|Press Release List|