31 May 2012

Samoan soldier dies in Afghanistan following attack

10:51 am on 31 May 2012

A Samoan soldier died in Afghanistan last weekend from wounds he sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

The U.S. Department of Defense says Army Specialist Tofiga Tautolo died May 27 in Bati Kot, Nangarhar province.

The 23 year-old's remains were returned to the U.S on Monday.