Will America Ever Recognize This Samoan War Hero?
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Fofomaitulagi Tulifua Tuitele helped save the Marines from disaster in the last battle of the Vietnam War.
Welcome to the third installment on “How the Marines Pulled Off an Impossible Rescue Mission in Cambodia,” a Beast Files series for Beast Inside members only.
U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Fofomaitulagi Tulifua Tuitele moved quietly through the trees on the tropical island of Koh Tang, looking for the enemy.
The jungle was thick and humid. The triple canopy blocked the tropical sun as Tuitele pushed deeper into the bush. Each step was measured. His eyes fixed up ahead searching for movement. The flick of a branch. A flash of color. The crush of a dried leaf.