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USMC 56078 Officers Cook, 3rd Class Forsia, First Native Samoan to be decorated in World War II

Officers Cook, 3rd Class Forsia, First Native Samoan to be decorated in World War II
Title: Officers Cook, 3rd Class Forsia, First Native Samoan to be decorated in World War II
Caption: Officers Cook, 3rd Class Forsia. First Native Samoan to be decorated in World War II. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded when a Japanese submarine shelled Samoa on January 11, 1942. He is wearing the uniform of the Samoan Naval Fita-Fita Guard. Photograph taken in Tutuila on May 27, 1943.
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Catalog #: USMC 56078
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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Original Date: Thu, May 27, 1943
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo
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