5 Apr 2017

American Samoa clinic to be named after Faleomavaega

12:10 pm on 5 April 2017

US President Donald Trump has signed into law federal legislation that names the Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin.

Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin

Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin Photo: Free google search image

Faleomavaega died in February.

The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata and five others including Hawai'i Representative. Tulsi Gabbard and Northern Mariana Islands Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan.

During a debate last month Aumua praised her predecessor, as a "true public servant" who had served in the US Army and been deployed to Vietnam.

Aumua said Faleomavaega dedicated his life to improving conditions for veterans in American Samoa and took great pride in securing funds to build the local VA clinic, which has served veterans well.

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