Vimoto, Timothy, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2007-2007, 11B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
Service Years
2006 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of Saint Michael

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Campbell
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 2007
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Military Order of the Purple Heart173d Airborne Brigade AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)173D Airborne Brigade Memorial Foundation
Combat Infantrymen's AssociationGWOT Fallen
  2007, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, 173d Airborne Brigade Association [Verified]
  2007, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, 173D Airborne Brigade Memorial Foundation [Verified]
  2007, Combat Infantrymen's Association [Verified]
  2007, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
  2007-2007, 11B10, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  2007-2007, 11B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2007 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Vimoto, a Son of American Samoa, Dies In Afghanistan

Washington, DC – June 11, 2007: As recently reported in Samoa News, U.S. Army Private First Class Timothy Vimoto, 19, died on June 5 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan while conducting foot patrol operations. He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Caserma Ederle, Italy when deployed. He is the second American Samoan to be killed in Afghanistan and the 13th of American Samoan ancestry to have died since the beginning of the War on Terror.

“It is with heavy heart that I inform you of Pfc. Timothy Vimoto's sudden death in Korengal, Afghanistan," said Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Iuniasolua Savusa in a message to Samoa News and other Samoans in the military.  Savusa himself is American Samoan.

Savusa is with the United States Army Europe and 7th Army (USAREUR) based in Heidelberg, Germany, which has jurisdiction over 234 Army installations throughout Europe that includes approximately 158,000 military and civilian personnel and their families. Vimoto "was conducting dismounted patrol operations when he received small arms fire," said Savusa, adding that the fallen Toa o Samoa is the oldest son of Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia "Ace" Vimoto, who recently returned from a tour to Afghanistan.

"Please remember the Vimoto family in your prayers tonight," he said.
The first Samoan soldier to die in Afghanistan was Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga, killed September last year in the city of Kandahar.  

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs remembers and honors these valiant dead and their surviving families, who offer up the ultimate in sacrifice in the War on Terror.  The seven insular areas under OIA jurisdiction, combined, have thousands of sons and daughters who have served or are currently serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

For more information, please refer to the attached release from Congressman Faleomavaega.


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