Category Archive: Military & Police Service

Sep 03

Faoa Apineru

Personal Life: Staff Sgt. Faoa V. Apineru (born December 5, 1975 in American Samoa – died July 2, 2007, Palo Alto in California) was assigned to Headquarters Company, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. Apineru died July 2, 2007 in Palo Alto, California where he was receiving treatment and rehabilitation from injuries sustained in …

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Sep 03

Lui Tumanuvao

Personal Life: Sgt. Lui Tumanuvao (born January 27, 1978 of Fagaalu, American Samoa – died Nov. 7, 2007, Iraq) was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart in Georgia. Tumanuvao graduated from Marist High School in 1994. He went on to study at American Samoa Community College (ASCC) …

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Sep 03

Max A. Galeai

Personal Life: Marine Lt. Col. Max A. Galea’i (born December 12, 1965 of Pago Pago, American Samoa – died June 26, 2008 in Karmah, Iraq) was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Galea’i graduated from Marist High School in 1983 and Oregon State …

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Sep 03

Loleni W. Gandy

Personal Life: Staff Sgt. Loleni W. Gandy (born February 9, 1974 of Pago Pago, American Samoa – died November 19, 2010 in Balad, Iraq) was assigned to 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Des Moines in Iowa. He was a graduate from Marist High School in 1991 and a member of the Good Shepherd …

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Jul 04

Iuniasolua Savusa

Personal Life: Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Iuniasolua T. Savusa (born June 02, Manu’a, American Samoa) is a native of American Samoa. He is married to Mareta Siatini Iese and have four children together. CSM Savusa began his military career over 30 years ago on 17 June 1975.  

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Jul 04

Nina Salazar

Personal Life: Nina Guadalupe Salazar (born in California, United States) is a B-52 Bomber Navigator with the United States Air Force (USAF). Salazar is the daughter of Iva Pisia Tuatagaloa of Vailoatai, American Samoa and Edward Salazar who is of Mexican descent. Salazar has an older sister, Georgina, a PhD graduate who attends the International …

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