Isle soldier is eighth Samoan killed in war

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Loa, a nine-year Army veteran, was killed in Iraq on Aug. 16 By Gregg K. Kakesako gkakesako@starbulletin.com The staff sergeant who was killed by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol Aug.

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Kristl Bell

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Aug 23, 2006
 
May God comfort the family of jeffrey Loa, and also his wife. keep your head up! the whole america prays for the lost and the mourning of your beloved one. JESUS will be your comforter in times like these. TALOFA!
Nancy Toloafa

Pago Pago, American Samoa

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Aug 23, 2006
 
May the Good Lord comfort the family of Jeffrey Sifoa Loa and especially his wife Mary, we will all remember jeffrey in our prayers, so hope that jeffrey will wait for all of us when its our time to be in paradise, "E ua maliliiu toa, ua malo tau"...
Lori Langford

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Aug 23, 2006
 
We will all miss you Jeff... Your jokes and your laughter! But you will not be forgotten. You live in our hearts!
To the Loa Aiga, may the Lord comfort you during this time. Look to Him and you will find peace. You are in our prayers.
Amio Mavaega -Luvu

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Aug 23, 2006
 
Surely, we will going to miss you Jeff. Your happy faces and that big smile will never be forgotten. No more jokes e-mails...Your memories will live forever in our hearts. To the family, friends and his wife Mary. May the Good Lord comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Amio Mavaega-Luvu
Samoana High School "C/O 1992"
Iliili, AS
Sharon Rice

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Aug 23, 2006
 
We remember SSgt Loa from Baumholder and what a wonderful person. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Samoa i Texas

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Oct 2, 2006
 
I just got back from attending one of the TOA O SAMOA funeral,Independence MI, SFC.Michael T Fuga,one of our heroes killed in Afganistan. It was awesome,I had never seen such a funeral like this,the Independence community and all the Samoans there were very supportive, families and friends from all over the world,our congressman Faleomavaega,CSGM. Falaniko were also present,local Veterans of wars, National Guard, his company. His funeral was also procast on the local news. As an Uncle Sam brother, I missed you brother.
Malia Ferri_sister

Anchorage, AK

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Oct 4, 2006
 
SFC Michael Taua'e Fuga was the 9th Samoan killed, sorry not the eigth.
Az reader-Shell

Chandler, AZ

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#8
Oct 4, 2006
 
To the family of Jeffery Loa.Deepest sympathy. Prayers are with you all. May the hands of God carry you through your times of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss.
Teine Samoa Moni

Telford, UK

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Oct 7, 2006
 
My deepest consolence to the family for your loss. My prayers are with you all and May God Bless. May you rest in peace!
Teine Aulelei

Honolulu, HI

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Oct 22, 2006
 
wotever wrote:
Die you stupid fobs.How can you be American Nationals living in Samoa but you can't even vote.Stupid Bunga's fighting in an invasion they bloody don't understand.Good job!!!
Wotever, and I refuse to begin with "dear" because right now I'm sure that no one would like to address you with any dignity or respect including myself! You don't deserve it. Just remember, whatever evil you spit out of that large orifis in your face you call a mouth, you will get a 1000 fold return back. Look in the dictionary under "stupid fob". You'll find a picture of yourself right next to it's meaning. Just remember, what you give out, you recieve back......! Just pray that nothing devastating happens to you. Well let's just say that if anything does, then you called it upon yourself.
Justina S Fuga

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Oct 28, 2006
 
To those who would like to see/read some excerpts of my husbands burial, please go into google.com and type in "Michael Fuga." My fallen soldier is now the Lords risen soldier. For those who wish to be ingnorant/demeaning to our fallen loved-ones, I feel for your parents for you reap who you came from..........unless you fell on your head soon after birth!
SFC Baltrusitis

Fort Huachuca, AZ

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Nov 29, 2006
 
I think about you everynight my brother! You wil always be in my mind! You were the best NCO that I worked with! Theres not a day that goes by that I think about you! GOD Bless all your loved ones, family, friends!
Love Ya Bro!
fagaloa bay

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Jan 13, 2007
 
to woteva get a life you lonely miserable piece of crap i dont like wars but because of past wars i can listen read and say what i want without the fear of being throwin in jail or being tortured
Jason

Carlsbad, CA

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Jan 26, 2007
 
It just shows how wrong this war is, Can you imagine an Iraqi fighting in Samoa!!!!!!!!!! it makes abolutely no sense, but now you have Samoans fighting in a land that had no relation whatsoever to their Island, and dieing for no reason at all in a land that wouldnt even have existed in their minds prior to this
Fan of the Patriots

Anchorage, AK

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Mar 6, 2007
 
To Jason: And you live WHERE?? America, land of the Free?!! AMERICAN Samoa is part of the land of the free. And every Samoan, whether American or Western, who have chosen to make the great land of opportunity their home have the right to be a part of the battle for our freedom. My bonnet off to you and your families for the tremendous sacrifice you have made. I lost my brother in the Afghanistan war last year. He fought for what he believed in; and I as a fellow-American SALUTE him and all our patriots -- TO THE END!
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Mar 6, 2007
 
jason and wotever, when a human being dies it is impolite to trash talk them, relatives or friends. it is a sad picture that you paint as it show total disrecard of humanity, hence anything you say, do or believe is void of dignity and does not deserve respect!! hope you leave the fallen officers rest in peace.
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Mar 20, 2007
 
I am also a samoan and I think that it is really sad that jeffrey was killed saving his state.I know that all the samoan people out there must be proud off this man.May god bless Jeffery in heaven for ever.Rest in peace.
binny

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Mar 20, 2007
 
Kood chob u ploody coconut fob bunga.You keel for da
push to ket da oil.kood chob you sheet.
hamo ghurl

American Samoa

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Mar 27, 2007
 
every one else who had lost one of their family member. just believe in the man above,and he will give you comfort. i am sure that all of those who left this world is in a better world...
VACHA PRIDE

American Samoa

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Mar 27, 2007
 
wotever wrote:
Die you stupid fobs.How can you be American Nationals living in Samoa but you can't even vote.Stupid Bunga's fighting in an invasion they bloody don't understand.Good job!!!
"how can you be still alive if this is what your saying??..can you just listen to yourself..just put it this way,wat if that was your brother or a family member??..would you still be saying that??..think before you speak...wat comes around goes around and maybe itll be worst wen it comes bacc to you..."

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