Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Tina S. Time

22, of Tucson, Arizona.
Time died near Cedar, Iraq, when she was involved in a vehicle accident. She was assigned to the Army Reserve's 208th Transportation Company, Tucson, Arizona. Died on December 13, 2004.

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"Tina worked in the Faculty Resource Center at Pima Community College before she shipped out to Iraq. I was an instructor there. She was a beautiful young lady. We often talked and laughed together. By coincidence, I had met her uncle who was the Congressional rep from Samoa. She was a world-beater with a plan. If she had lived, she would have accomplished great things. To this day, I am haunted by her untimely death. To her mother I would say this: indeed, you gave birth to a unique soul; one that will always be missed. Vaya con dios, little one."
Jon Bell of Tucson, AZ

"Tina worked in the Faculty Resource Center at Pima Community College before she shipped out to Iraq. I was an instructor there. She was a beautiful young lady. We often talked and laughed together. By coincidence, I had met her uncle who was the Congressional rep from Samoa. She was a world-beater with a plan. If she had lived, she would have accomplished great things. To this day, I am haunted by her untimely death. To her mother I would say this: indeed, you gave birth to a unique soul; one that will always be missed. Vaya con dios, little one."
Jon Bell of Tucson, AZ

"My name is Derek and I am a sophomore at Sabino High School in Tucson, Az. I play lacrosse and my team is honor ing fallen soldiers at our game on April 01,2016. I chose your daughter Tina to honor her service, tell everyone her story in remembrance and to thank you. Her memory will be a big part of our evening and we will celebrate her life. I wasn't sure if you'll ever get this message but I will wear her name proud and honor her in my heart. Thank you, Derek Gilbert (tipsythom@yahoo.com )"
Derek of Tucson, Az

"I was in the other unit traveling south when Sgt. Time was killed. I ended up taking the young soldier riding with her in my humvee to be picked up by helicopter. I also went to visit the young soldier the next day as I had to take his M-16 to him. I would like to find the young male PFC who was in Sgt. Time's truck. My name is SSG Tommy Lopez and my email is tommy.lopezmarine@yahoo.com
I really would like to talk to that soldier as it would bring me closure from that horrible day almost ten years ago. I also wish that I could somehow talk to Tina's mother. I have never forgotten your daughter as she is still in my thoughts all these years."
Tommy Lopez of Colorado

"I knew time when we attended AIT together at Edgewood MD back in 2000 and last night as I was going through my pics I found a few of her. Time was an amazing Soldier! While most of us would go hang out during down time she would sit in her room and polish her boots. She always set the example her uniform and boots were always the standard and she never had a hair out of place.(she had long hair) She was strong and so proud to be a Soldier. I will never forget her smile, laugh or the way she looked when we got smoked for someone else's mistakes. SGT Time thank you for setting an amazing example for others to follow, making me want to be as strong as you but most importantly for teaching me how to Polish my boots. You will never be forgotten my beautiful sister at arms...."
SSG( Retired ) Saelee of fort bragg, NC. USA

"I never knew Tina S Time ,but I know her family who lives in Australia her uncle is my wife's brother in law, may God bless her and her famly."
Geoffrey White of wellington nz

"On this Memorial Day weekend 2013 the memory of Tina is as vivid as yesterday, and the anguish of losing her stings just as it did when we first received the terrible news of her passing. Tina was a lovely young woman and she will always be in our hearts."
Bill and Jeanne Sisco of Ocean Shores WA

"In memory of a soldier who brought a smile to everyone she encountered. We Miss U!!!!"
Lurks, James M. SPC of Philadelphia, MS

"Manuia lou Malaga, you did not die in vain, we will remember your hard work and contribution in fighting for your country.
Alofaaga"
C.S of Sydney, Australia

"I just found out the name of this service member who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It bugged me for years that I did not know who the soldier was. As a former Marine, I take things like this kind of personal. I know more than anybody that when it comes to those who have to fight for it, freedom has a special flavor that the protected never know. I was a civilian contractor who was on a convoy headed in the opposite direction travelling to Tallil Airbase. Frustrated by the backup in traffic I radioed ahead and was informed that there had been an accident and a soldier had been killed. As I drove by the scene I wanted to at least know who the soldier was. I was just informed that it was a female soldier. I never forgot the accident and the sacrifice that some unknown soldier made that day on that unknown dusty road in Iraq. It made all of us realize what we were there to do and the possible sacrifice we may have to make. I researched this one incident until I found that Sgt. Tina Time was the fallen hero that day. My condolences to family and friends and rest assured that her example was felt by many."
Derrick Tisdal of Indianapolis, IN

"It has been over 5 years now since we lost Sgt Time. As I pulled up the website I recall those days back in Iraq. I remember a few of us just broke off from the main unit as we started to prepare to go home. Only hours later we were notified by radio that after 8 months of being deployed to Iraq we had lost a soldier. We just saw her I thought, and we all went into shock and denial. It didn't really hit home until we had a memorial in her honor back in Iraq at our camp - when the 1sgt calls her name for roll call, but no reply is given. Although I and many of us did not know her very well, an extreme loss was felt by everyone. At the very least I would like her family know that although she is gone, she will never be forgotten."
SGT Brown, Austin of Fresno, CA / USA

"I would like to take this moment to wish the family of SGT Time the pain that's still felt within the unit. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting her, her memories are still here. She is missed, and her name can be heard between Soldiers that miss her. She is Honored as One of Our Fallen. God Bless to all of you whom share the great memories of her.

1SG Wesley
208th TC (PLC)"
of Tucson, Az

"Just wanting to say thanks to Sgt.Time for your serve and great sacrfice,but mostly thanks for taking care of our 3RD PLT,266th ORD CO,solider,Sgt.Ruiz,Sgt.DeJesus,Spc.Rancier.I seem to remember often your red flowered wrap you wore at a bbq in your motor pool and how happy the solider were to be around you, Rancier was happy that a real mechanic was going to show him the ropes.Many of the soliders learned and grew under your care DeJesus went from E-4 to E-5.You are never head,never behind but always in my thought and heart at this X-MAS time.May GOD always bless and keep you near our hearts."
Joyce Johnson US ARMY Veteran 266th Ord 3rd Plt OIF 2004-2005 of St.Paul Mn

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Tina S. Time:
Tina gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Here we are, a number of us from the 208th that deployed with you in '04 back here in '08. Its december now, and we are just as close to where we lost you as ever. Sgt. Burneo is my assigned wrecker operator, and I have a number of 208th guys in my squad. Lord knows we miss you, and we will never forget you. We miss you."
SSG Beau Wilson of Tucson AZ/Arifjan Kuwait.

"i left a message on here a while ago but cant get sgt time off my mind. i was in the marines at the time i met her so i knew her as a friend but not personally. i would like to visit her resting place or grave if someone could tell me where to go my email is Bradleygunner66@yahoo.com"
Sgt Jarrod Tapper

"I ATTENDED LEONE HIGH SCHOOL WITH TINA TIME. I ALWAYS KICK IT AT THE "B" BUILDING AND SEEING TINA TIME WALKING IN THE HALL WAY WITH HER BRIGHT SMILE.....ONE NIGHT, I WAS WATCHING TV ON CHANNEL 2....TINA TIME WAS ON LIVE AIR WITH HER MOM...SHE WAS WEARING HER ARMY UNIFORM AND TELLING HER STORY OF HER FUTURE GOAL AND HER MOTHER SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HER. IT WAS REALLY SWEET HOW SHE EXPLAINED HER STORY AND THATS THE LAST TIME I HEARD TINA TIME VOICE LIVE ON CHANNEL 2...MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO THE TIME FAMILY."
GERMAINE AH KUOI OFOIA of ONTARIO, CA

"TODAY I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE TO YOUR SAMOAN PEOPLE, YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR LOVED ONES AND FATA. I PRAY THAT YOU HELP THOSE THAT YOU LEFT BEHIND. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYS AND THOUGHTS. TALOFA"
VICTORIA SCUOLA (1SG RETIRED) of TUCSON, AZ

"TODAY I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE TO YOUR SAMOAN PEOPLE, YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR LOVED ONES AND FATA. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYS AND THOUGHTS. I PRAY THAT YOU HELP THOSE THAT YOU LEFT BEHIND. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYS AND THOUGHTS. TALOFA"
VICTORIA SCUOLA (1SG RETIRED) of TUCSON, AZ

"Dear family of Tina Time:

i will nevr 4get who she is and what she did 4 American Samoa...(fighting to protect us here on this small island)...dear family do not mourn anymore because she is now in a safer place than where she was before....now she's your guiding "ANGEL" looking down to all of you...and i kno that she is happy much happy in heaven....

2 Tina Time:
i wish you can hear me... i just want to say a 'BBBIIIGGGG' thank you to you....for doing such a hard work...(protecting your people)...and i kno how much you luv your family and i hope that you will meet them sumday...
much luv to the Time family..."
Tamali'iomanu'aAfiogaUluvaluGalea'i. Nua

"Sgt. Time, I was there the day you died. I was in the unit headed south as your convoy was going north. Both of our convoys were going too fast for the small paved road both units were trying to share. I tried to do what I could but it was too late. I wish I could have known you. I did take your friend who was injured in your truck to medical care. All he repeated over and over was, "is she ok....tell me sergeant, is she ok, please tell me, is she ok..." I'm glad I was there that day with you Sgt Time. I only wish I could have seen your smile in real life. Sgt Time, I salute you and your family. Godbless you always and I will never never forget that day."
SSG Tommy Lopez of Junction City Kansas

"Faafetai Tautua....
I never knew you in person, but I am sure that you are one of the few people that comes like once in generation....I am personally thankful for your service and for your undying commitment....

Manuia lou malaga!!"
Lagimaina Ualika of Shaw AFB, SC (USAF)

"I knew you in high school. Then, you were a smart representation of a bright future because you were just that type of person. And now, reading from all these posts below, I see you didn't change a bit from the good old days when we were just kids. Something brought me to this page today and I just looked at my calendar and it matched the date that you passed away. I pray that your family is constantly comforted at the thought that you were loved dearly in this world by many and that I know you're watching us all from above with your same friendly smile. Thank you for your bravery. We who are protected by you and many many others dont say it often enough."
A. Janairo of Washington, DC

"You are dearly missed, but I know one day we will see each other again in heaven."
SSG Hancock of March ARB, Ca.

"I'd like to honor Tina this Veterans Day for her dedication and sacrifice to her family and country. You remain an inspiration to me sis, and you will always be missed. As your lil brother Moaga and I near our 2nd tour here in Iraq, we are comforted by our belief that you are here with us, and will ensure that we get home safely. Forever missing and loving you,"
SSG Alaimalo, Lloyd M. of Camp Liberty, Iraq

"Its a True Honor to have ran missions in Iraq with SGT Time. She was always there when we all needed her... she would work late on our trucks to ensure that no one got left behind... she is the true Meaning of a Non Commioned Officer... she always took care of the lower enlisted even if we were not in her squad... I pray one day we meet again... she was a walking angel in my eyes... her bravery and commitment to us all is something I cherish and try to follow...thank you SGT Time for all the goodtimes we had... it was an HONOR TO SERVE WITH YOU!"
Evelia A. Castro-Marroquin (CPL) RETIRED...208th TC of EL PASO, TX

"Thank you Tina for your service and for being a great friend and sister. I had the privilege of getting to know you when we were back in Tucson. I miss those days, but you are in a better place and I know you're watching over your family and loved ones. We love and miss you and just know that we'll always keep you in our hearts."
Mia and Vince (SSgt P. Lemau and SSgt Lemau) of Holloman Air Force Base

"You're an inspiration! May you rest in peace!!"
Trinity Reeves of Leone, Am. Samoa

"Tina, I live in Samoa and drive by your parents house 2-3 times a week. It never fails to pull at my heart strings how much they miss you."
Mike Wideski of Pago Pago, American Samoa

"Tina: I referred you to the Army Reserve with hopes of contracting you into Army ROTC at the University of Arizona. Your passing was untimely and I miss your sense of humor. Heaven got a great Sergeant of the Guard. I'll see you again on the other side. Vaya con Dios, Amiga."
Major Dan Clark of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

"A true hero you are. I have seen many samoan sista's in the the military but you are by far one of the most bravest. We may not have known you at, but we give honor to you for your bravery. From every polynesian sister in the monterey bay area you are one of our heros. You truly are an angel!! Much Love and Respect to you and your family from all the poly's out in Monterey, California."
F. S. of Seaside, California (U.S.A.)

"Thinking of you now & always.

Love & miss you!"
Penina of American Samoa & Hawaii

"I was there that fateful December day on a convoy that was going the opposite dirtection near Cedar G202ADA 30th BCT 1st ID. I never new Tina but my heart goes out to her family."
SSG Michael F. Sass of Streator, Illinois 61364

"YOU ARE TRULY MISSED."
Krystle (Malepeai) Williams of 7246 MSU Omaha, Ne

"I was looking through my things today, and found my lavalava. I thought about Sgt. Time and remembered the tremendous sacrifice she made. She was truly the Army's best.

You are missed!"
Ward Baker of Tucson, Az

"I was honored to have brought SGT Tina Time home to her family for the last time and the wonderful people that I met from her Island. Talofa"
MSG Victoria Scuola of Tucson, AZ

"Hey chesscake. Beautifull girl & excellent soldier.I will never forget all does water wars, cook out,volleyball games,and fireworks with kem lights and the loud Sean Paul music in the motorpool on Irak. Thanks for all that. See you in Heaven."
SGT Rancier, Alex of Puerto Rico

"Dear Fata,
My thoughts are with you also in this time of grievance. I should have told you sooner how she spoke of you. You were her world. She used to wait for the phone for hours to call you. She would run like a track star when it rang. we would go out, and ask her if she was coming and she would say "no, I'll stay back." to wait in line to call you. I thought you should know, because we knew how important you were to her."
Sgt. Hull, Shawnika of Tucson, Az

"DEAR TIME FAMILY,
WE SINCERELY FEEL YOUR SYMPATHY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONES. WE ARE STUDENTS AT LEONE HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE DEEPLY FEEL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE SACRIFICED, BOTH FOR TINA AND THE TIME FAMILY. EMOSI IS ONE OF OUR CLASSMATES, AND SOME OF US HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR A LONG TIME. WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW MUCH TINA HAS INSPIRED US IN OUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS AND PLANS. LOVE ALWAYS STUDENTS OF LHS CLASS OF 2007......"
MELODY AFOA, MINA TULILOA, MIGA SUIAUNOA, TARA FA'ATILI, ROSA TUIGAMALA, SHAWN FALANA'I, MOMOE SEU, ELTON UTA'I, BINGHAM SUIAUNOA, PETELO NOGA, SIMATI OFAGALILO,TUNA FA'ALOGO, WILLIAM TOELEIU, JACOB LAUMOLI, FRED PULUFANA, TAPAAU LAFOGA, EMANI KITIONA, CANDY PONAFALA, DENNIS FIAALI'I, LUCILLA LEILAFU,LOGO FA'AMAUSILI, KITIONA FAATAMALA, HERMAN SWORD, EPINE SIAOPO, RIMONI MAPU, FILIPO MELEISEA, PETER SEGURITAN,,,,,,,& THE WHOLE GRADUATING CLASS OF LHS, YR 2007!!!!!! of LHS

"We love and miss you very much Time. This is the hardest day of the year. You are not forgotten."
Jon Van Wagoner of Huntington Beach, CA

"It has been almost two years since we all lost one of the true angels of this world we live in. Tina was a bright and beautiful lady, a light that came into our lives gave us great joy, love and friendship and then was taken from all of us who loved her so suddenly. Our thoughts and prayers remain with her, her comrades in arms and especially her family and loved ones. The wonderful memory of her will always be with us. We miss her very much."
Bill and Jeanne Sisco of Ocean Shores Washington

"To the Time family,
At this time of year, please find comfort in knowing that we have not forgotten Tina and the contribution she made to our lives."
Sgt Hull, Shawnika of Tucson, Az.

"My sister soldier. You will NEVER be forgotten. Nor will the 208th TC. It was an Honor serving with you and the rest of your guys in Iraq. As soon as we saw the "Fortress" coming our way out on the road, the 1484th knew we were passing someone that had our backs out there...."
SSG Tabitha Reese, 1484th TC, Ohio of LSA Anaconda, Iraq

"You were a brave soldier and thank you for serving our country, may you rest in peace and be in the house of the Lord."
Emma Letufuga of Aoloau American Samoa

"Thank you for being a part of our lives. We Love & Miss Ya Girl and can't wait too see you again. Your in our thoughts forever."
Penina E. Gates-Tinae of Schofield, Hawaii

"Babe, it's been a year and a half since you left, and to this day all I do is think of you and cry. I can't even begin to explain the pain. I pray every night that you would come and visit me in my dreams so that I might be able to wake up and smile like how I used to when I looked into your beautiful eyes and told you I love you. I say it every morning when I wake up as I look at your picture at my bed side, and every night before I got to sleep. I love you. But a smile never follows, knowing that I will never here those words from you agian. I have truly lost my other half and walk through the days feeling your absence like a hole in my chest. You were my inspiration, my teacher, my best friend, my purpose. You were the most perfect woman I have ever come to know. Intelligent, compationate, careing, kind, spiritual, strong, and the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on. How was I so lucky to be yours? Thank your for all of your love. I will carry it with me along with all the memories till the day we meet again. Until then, I will remember our pledge to eachother and wait for you in my dreams. I love you...I love you more. I'll love you forever...I'll love you longer than that."
Fata Avegalio of Soledad, CA, USA

""The Most Determined Person I've Ever MEt"

A sister, friend, and a hero to all of us. I thank God for allowing me to meet such a person. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Time for raising a beautiful soul like you did. I will never forget you sis!!!

Thank you sis for everything you did for my family and I. THank you for all the good times and memories! I love you Tina and miss you every day! I know you're resting easy now and that you're home! We'll meet up again one day!!!

Love always!
9E Usos from Cali: Rema & Sila"
The Tiatia Family of Compton, CA of Compton, CA

"U WILL NEVER BE 4GOTTEN IN OUR HEART, WE LUV U PEACE OUT."
TOGA TUIALUULUU.

"sgt. time i really appreciate the cook out you threw for me and the other marines in iraq, i hate that the picture you sent me of all of us got lost (my fault) but you truly are a great person and even tho i only knew you a short time it was easy to realize that, you will be missed greatly. your friend always Lcpl tapper usmc now us army =)"
jarrod tapper of ft. benning Ga c 1/29 mech inf

"Sgt Time you are truly missed by your fellow Desert Dogs but we know that you are with our Heavenly Father.To the family of our fallen hero she was such an inspiration to us all and is miss dearly."
Ray Dominguez US Army Retired of Tucson, Az.

"You will never be forgotten Tina. See you in Heaven. SPC Caico of the 208TH Trans co. Tucson, Az."
Jim Caico of Kingman, Az.

"I still can't believe that I will never see you upon this earth again. I will always remember you as you were when I worked along side you at Pima Community College. How we use to talk about our lives and what we planned to do in the future. I remember selling back your books for you at the college bookstore and you giving me 5 bucks just for it. It's the small things that I'll miss. I'll never forget when you covered for me in the office when I had to leave and finish my final project. You were truly a good friend. I'll see you again someday Tina, on the other side. your friend."
Sam Thomas of Tempe, Arizona, USA

"I have a bond with Sgt Time that is really difficult to explain. I'm a Air Force Services officer who was deployed to Tallil Air Base Iraq the day Tina died. One of the many duties that I and my fellow Airmen conducted was mortuary affairs at Tallil. Several of my troops and I were there to meet the Blackhawk as her remains arrived at the base the evening that she was killed, and we were honored to be a part of the process in paying some of the final respects to Tina. I know that each of my troops were impacted by Tina and her sacrifice. I can tell you they cared for her with the most reverence and respect. She paid the ultimate sacrifice. I just wanted her family to know that even following the first moments of her passing the impact of her sacrifice was felt. Fellow warriors who had never met in life were touched by her. I pray for her family every day."
1Lt William Parker of Peterson, AFB, CO

"To my dear friend, sis,homie. I will always remember the good times we had in the past. You and me go bacc like babys in cribs, wanting to get out. I remember the last night that I spent in samoa. When I took off with my companys carr and took the vailima stock with me. And I rounded the ho H205 family together. We had a blast that night, swiggin and sayin to the world here we come. At that time, the world wasn't ready for us.I'm very thankful that I got to spend my young day till high school growing up witcha. It means alot to me, and I will never forget that. Remember always the family creed. H-heaven hills,II-I Ma bring da still 0-On the otha side 5-is wat I'm claiming for life. H205 foe life and afta.We all miss ya and theres not a day that goes by that we don't think of ya.Yoe brada Fred (BUHBUHDA) Tuala"
Feterika Ki Taimi Sailiata Tunupopo Panapa Jr of Ft Riley Kansas

"1/1/06: It is amazing how quickly a year can pass. There may never come a time when Tina's passing will no longer come as a shock, and no longer trigger a deep sadness. She was truly a wonderful person and a great friend.

Tina, I will always remember you and your ready smile, your always-positive attitude, your dedication to the LIONS Class of 2000, your sweet, strong SPIRIT, and your genuine friendship. You are a TRUE HERO for your ultimate sacrifice in this war. Heaven gained a special spirit on December 13, 2004.

Love and miss you so much!"
Puanani Tuiolosega of Pago Pago, AS and Seattle, WA

"To the family of:Tina S.Time I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"hey Sgt. Time, i just wanted you to know that i miss you and i have not forgotten. You are always in my mind and prayers.Love you"
Sgt. Van Wagoner, Jon of 926th TTP, formerly 208th TC

"On Dec 13 2005, it will have been one year since the passing of SGT Time. I have not forgotten her sacrifice. Each day I look at her picture and remember her and her family. As Christmas approaches, I can't help but think of her family and her friends,the pain and loss they must still feel. As my family and I gather we will remember the sacrifice this young woman gave to each of us. The freedom to enjoy this Christmas season and many more. My prayers and thoughts are with her family today and everyday but especially this Holiday season as her anniversary comes upon us. Let us not forget SGT Time and other Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Remember the families and friends of all Soldiers who have died and take a moment to thank them for the sacrifice they have given because they all continue to grieve and miss their Soldiers. SGT Time was loved by many who knew her, I remember her softness and strength. I remember thinking she looked so young to be in the Army, yet she held herself proudly and with dignity. SGT Time was a fine Soldier and her unit is proud to have served with her. On the first anniversary of her death, 13 Dec 2005, I send my prayers and thoughts to SGT Time's family, friends and all who knew her. She will always be remembered. She is in God's Army now and serving there just as proudly as she served here. I ask God's blessings and His strength for her family at this time."
Rita of Pasadena, CA

"Time's family and friends,
I don't know Time but I just wanted to say a few words of encouragement to Tina's family and friends. Stay strong and just know that Tina is in a safe and much happier place now. Keep your heads up and keep praying for our "AIGA" that's still in Iraq. Pray for Peace in this world. God Bless Tina's parents and extended family and friends.
Much Mahalos and Alofas,

."
Tricky Trish of Honolulu, HI

"Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Tina is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for her bravery and ultimate sacrifice. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Tammy McClain--azquail6@msn.com of Tucson, Az.

"We feel the pain the TIME FAMILY is going through. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Mission accomplished! love always, SSGT SALAMO JARED TUIALUULUU'S FAMILY"
Uluiva Tuialuuluu-Amituana'i of TA'U-MANU'ATELE

"Sgt. Time,

I will always remember your smile, you were a wonderful person. I remember going on a small mission with you to Tallil. I will never forget you and I hope to see you someday in heaven.

Spc. Eleazar Paradise"
Eleazar Paradise of Bryan, TX

"I just read about Tina Time's untimely and unfair departure. My deepest condolences to the family and my prayers will always be yours. Although I didn't have the priviledge in meeting Sister Tina in person, I know I will when I get to heaven. What a beautiful person she is...and definitely a hero to us all. God Bless Your Sweet Soul Tina, and God's blessings and Comfort to her aiga.
All our love in Christ Jesus,"
Auau Family of OC, CA

"Manuia lau faiga malaga..alofa le Atua ma fa'amafanafana i le aiga pele..We love you"
paga's family of austin , TX

"sgt time

we were there. we are sorry we could not do more for you. we were not fast enough.
to the family......we tried, we are sorry,"
4th platoon, G btry 202 ADA, 30th BDE, Big Red One of Marseilles, IL

"Tina I served in your battalion and I was thinking about you and the others we lost but you always stuck out in my mind not because I new you that well but you left an impression on me and everyone you met. To all those who read this in my experience Tina was one of those people who walked in a room and changed the mood she was positive and happy she always had a smile and in the area we served it was hard to smile but she did and it helped everyone. She was proud that she was a soldier proud of her heritage and proud to be a mechanic. You will live on when I tell my grand kids about the soldiers I fought with at TQ and how brave and outstanding they were
SSG. LUSK 1484TH TC"
TIM LUSK of AKRON,OHIO,USA

"To Tina and her Family,
We will deeply miss her and that I know she is with the Lord now and that she is smiling down at us from heaven above. She will be deeply missed. We love you Tina...."
Leni Tasi of Vailoa American samoa

"There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Tina. I am honored to have known her and have served with her side-by-side in Iraq. The many good times we had will forever be cherished in my heart. She was truly an inspiration for me and for many who have known her. I miss you Tina. I hope and pray that I will see you again in the kingdom of heaven.

You will never be forgotten. From your Samoan family in Tucson, AZ"
PFC Alaimalo, Lloyd M. 208th TC USAR of Tucson, AZ

"briefly remember you from high school u were so outgoing and outspoken..one of the things i loved best about you...i met your sister a couple of months ago and boy does she resemeble you..i heard about your death thru many of us that went to school with you...u will always be remembered and missed....rest in love"
from tha samoanz out in TEXAS of ARLINGTON,TX

"Sergeant Time, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"My condolences to the family of Tina Time. It was an honor being in the same class with her at PLDC. We sat right next to each other. She was an amazing person, friend and Soldier. Her smile, laughter, caring heart and presence left an impression in all of us. She will never be forgotten."
Silkia Ramos of Hampton, VA

"We met for only a brief moment but your presense is still felt today.

I helped process your paperwork for you to go to Iraq.

To the family keep your head high she is in a better place."
Jeff Henry of Tuscon AZ

"to the family of SGT Tina Safaira Time. I'm sorry for the lost of a precious gift that was endurance so young when it was only less for 23 years, i believe in you because i know you, your tender heart, smile and also you'r act that brings out the best of you through out you'r family. we we'll always remember your word's when you were the school president at LEONE HIGH SCHOOL this were your word's (ONCE A LION ALWAY'S A LION). you fought for freedom and life through and for the people of American Samoa, but now you'll left us with tears because your father in heaven has called you to come home a grief of love that we'll last for-ever in our heart's! thank you and have a safe trip to heaven. FAAFETAI I LOU OLA TAUTUA, FAAFETAI FOI I LOU AVA I OU MATUA; Because GOD had those word's in a lowest term and called you tobe his newest Angel teller's. I would like to give thank's to the time family for bringing some-one special down to earth, thank you..

IA MANUIA LAU MALAGA TINA."
SPC MALUFAU JERRY T. of Pago Pago Am.Samoa/now servin in IRAQ

"I was deeply hurt when I read this unfortunate news. Sgt Time went on R/R leave the same time I did. I spoke with her briefly about her MP3 player and the music she was listening to. We also spoke about the differences between Camp Anaconda and Camp Cedar. To her family, May God's grace and Mercy keep you. You raised a wonderful person, daughter and soldier. Meeting her briefly, I could tell why and how she touched so many. That were fortunate enough to meet her."
SSG Phillip Williams, 644th Trans Co of Beaumont, Tx

"May you be in peace with the Lord our God. God bless you and your family."
C.C. USMCR of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you all for the kind and comforting words, loosing a little sister as a Tuagane(brother) is a pain words cannot begin to explain, and the support everyone showed has helped me and the rest of Tinas family cope with her passing. I wish I could hug and give everyone a sincere Faafetai tele lava over the net.
From the worn footpaths of the JSA to my brothers and sisters "ready to rock" rollin through MSR Tampa - for the military folks, and everyone where ever you are thank you very much for standing by my family in our time of need.... Faafetai tele lava."
Mark E. Time of Ft. Lewis, WA

"Soldier girl

A beautiful Island flower,
young and full of life.
You chose the sword with honor and pride.
Your time was cut short in a foreign land,
Let Iraq answer for your sacrifice.
May the Lord of the Resurrection restore you.
Return the wondering spirit to Paradise.
Sometimes, the best man for the job
is a woman.
Be at ease, Rest in Peace Soldier girl."
Fonotaga Soli of Modesto, CA USA

"We saw your picture in the paper, and on television; what a pity it is to lose such a beautiful person at such a young age. We have both been to Iraq and we know that being there was NOT an easy task. You served your country honorably and paid the ultimate price. We honor you..another fallen comrade. To your parents, and your family, we share in the grief with deepest sympathy, we hope and pray that God will continue to comfort you all in your time of sorrow. Words of encouragement, "Weeping may endure for the night, but JOY comes in the morning." God Bless all of you who read this. Remember all of our Samoan Brother's and Sister's abroad in your daily prayer and never forget that God is in control!"
SSG TUFELE, Mary Ann T. & SFC Aiafano F. Tufele of South San Francisco, CA

"Hey gal you serve your country with a big heart...Your love with never end in all heart of samoan people.."
keaolanialii of saipan

"SGT Time, Tina my heartfell gratitude for your service and dedication to duty my sister. You've earned your place of honor in our heavenly fathers house. You are a hero in all sense of the word. You gave your life for future generations to live freely and sacrifice your service for the entire country. Rest in loving peace Tina. Your home now. My love to the Time family. Tina is everything in all of you. God bless and comfort you at this time of grief. Until we meet again."
SSG Wilson, R and the entire Samoan Community of Ft Campbell, Kentucky (Home of the Screaming Eagle) 101st Air Assault Division

"To the Time Family, my deepest sympathy for the lost of such a beautiful person. Tina, you are now in Gods hands, and in a better home where you are now truly a soilder in God's army, and that you are such a beautiful individual, and you will be missed, not forgotten. Ia manuia lo malaga, and you are in my thoughts and prayers, I love you! a former class associate-c/o98"
NaKisha "Kisha" Afenoa of 818,CA

"TO THE TIME FAMILY, OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS. TINA WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY. EMERI AND MARK WITH ALL THE LOVE FROM YOUR Y.S.N & USN FAMILY OF FT.HOOD TEXAS STAY STRONG AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THESE HARD TIMES.

ONE LUV- JR. AVEGALIO, ROY MANUMA, EMILIANO FUIMAONO, JASON LOA, TALAUTA TOILOLO, HERMAN PAPAALII, DAMIEN BRUNT, EKA EKA JR., MONTY LOA, MATT HEATHER, LIONEL WILLIAMS, FILIPO MANUMA AND DA REST OF YOUR FT. HOOD FAMILIES!!!"
YOUNG SAMOAN NATION

"We crossed paths a few times in Tucson, and I want to offer my aloha/alofa's to you and your aiga. Now, that you are with our Father in Heaven, I know you see the bigger picture of things and why they are the way they are. manuia lou malaga."
The Kaneakua Ohana of Tempe, AZ

"My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tina. She is a hero for her courages act in fighting for this country. Because of her and the many others that have fallen and those that are still fighting, we are walking in freedom. Because of her and the many others this country becomes even stronger. She gave it her all and thru it she came out a hero. In our eyes she is a celebrity because not many would have the same courage she did to walk that path she did. To the family of Tina, I did not know her but I give her all the respect that she deserves because of what she did for everyone in this country. She will always be with you in spirit and especially live on in your hearts. She is now at peace with God and awaits for the day when you all will meet with her. May God bless each and everyone of you, the Family, and "Tina, Manuia lou Malaga".

Much Love and Respect
to the Family
and Espcially to Tina"
F. Atuatasi of Seaside, California

"Ia manuia tele lau malaga Tina...e manatua pea oe i o matou loto ma agaga...ua e tu'ua e pele ia te oe, i loto momomo ma loimata maligi, ae matou te talitonu o lo'o soifua pea le Atua....Fa'amaise atu i le aiga fa'avauvau i o outou taimi faigata...Featalai le Atua ia Tina, "Ina ulufale maia i le maota o lou Ali'i.."...Ia manuia lau malaga Tina....Tofa Tofa Tofa........"
Tufi Family of Ft. Wainwright, AK

"Talofa Lava le Aiga Pele o Sergeant Tina Time,
Ia vi`ia pea le Atua i Lona alofa mo i tatou. Ia fesoasoani mai pea Lona agaga mo matua pele ma aiga ona o lenei tulaga fa`anoanoa ua i ai i nei vaitau. Ou te talitonu lava a tu`u atu pea i le Atua o Lona taimi e maua ai se malamalamaga ma le filemu i mafaufau ma agaga ua ala ai ona `ave`esea ai fa`afuase`i ia Tina mai matua pele ma aiga. O le taimi o se meaalofa taua ua foa`i mai e le Atua mo i tatou. Let go and let God. He needs good angels in heaven. Ia fa`amafanafana mai pea le Atua ma foa`i mai pea le malosi i le tino, mafaufau, ma le agaga mo matua pele ma aiga. Alofa`aga and God bless.

My condolences and deepest respect.

Sergeant First Class Iosefa Tufele
United States Army"
of Fort Snelling, Minnesota

"Talofa Lava le Aiga Pele o Sergeant Tina Time,
Ia vi`ia pea le Atua i Lona alofa mo i tatou. Ia fesoasoani mai pea Lona agaga mo matua pele ma aiga ona o lenei tulaga fa`anoanoa ua i ai i nei vaitau. Ou te talitonu lava a tu`u atu pea i le Atua o Lona taimi e maua ai se malamalamaga ma le filemu i mafaufau ma agaga ua ala ai ona `ave`esea ai fa`afuase`i ia Tina mai matua pele ma aiga. O le taimi o se meaalofa taua ua foa`i mai e le Atua mo i tatou. Let go and let God. He needs good angels in heaven. Ia fa`amafanafana mai pea le Atua ma foa`i mai pea le malosi i le tino, mafaufau, ma le agaga mo matua pele ma aiga. Alofa`aga and God bless.

Ma le ava e tatau ai,

Sergeant First Class Iosefa Tufele
United States Army"
of Fort Snelling, Minnesota

"TO my sister at arms. I do not know you, but we fight for the same cause. Have a safe and peaceful journey. My deepest and sincere condolences to the Time family. She will live on in you and in the cause she sacrifice her life for."
Sgt Keneti Osa of F.O.B. KALSU, IRAQ

"You will NEVER be forgotten. Forever in our hearts, Tina..rest in peace now, k!?! we love you, suga!

~a fellow samoan soldier and former classmate."
nora ludgate of baghdad, iraq

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Tina, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"You served your country well. You were doing what you liked to do. Thank you for paying the ultimate price so that my son and all our children can look forward to a safer and better world...Fa'amafanafana le Atua ia te oe Aunty Mele, Uncle Viliamu ma le tatou Aiga atoa....Lynn"
Pauline Hunkin Titialii of Colorado Springs , CO

"TO OUR SISTER TINA TIME,

YOU ARE EVERYBODY'S HERO, ESPECIALLY YOUR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED BY SO MANY. MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. REST IN PEACE TINA."
IMA P. of FT. LEWIS, WA

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To a samoan sister who fought for our country ..IA MALO LAVA le fa'amalosi .. WE LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS .. Ia manuia lou malaga ..."
Sgt.z Friend of American Samoa

"To the friends and family of Tina S. Time,
I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. I lost my husband in June to the war in Iraq, and I wish other people didn't have to bare this pain. Her memories will live on forever in your hearts. God bless you!"
Sarah Linden of Portland Oregon

"Thank you Tina Time, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Tina Time:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Tina for the sacrifice she has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Tina Time:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. She will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Tina, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on