7 Jun 2007

Another Samoan soldier dies in Afghanistan

9:55 am on 7 June 2007

Another Samoan soldier has died in the Middle East conflict.

Private Timothy Vimoto was killed by small arms fire last night while conducting patrol operations in Korengal, in Afghanistan.

Vimoto's father Sergeant Major Isaia Vimoto who was also recently deployed to Afghanistan is returning to Europe following his son's death.

Timothy Vimoto is the 13th soldier of Samoan ancestry to die in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.