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Soldier from American Samoa killed in Afghanistan

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:37 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2013



A 24-year-old Army officer from American Samoa was killed Monday in Afghanistan when his vehicle was attacked by insurgents.

The Pentagon today reported that 1st Lt. Jason Togi of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas.






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Morimoto wrote:
Historically people from American Samoa have a high rate of joining the military because of the lack of alternatives for them. This is another example of the poor fighting a rich man's war. Don't blame the insurgents for his death, they were only fighting an enemy. Blame those that sent him there in the first place.
on August 29,2013 | 09:43AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Sad to see. What a waste of this young man's life.
on August 29,2013 | 01:41PM
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