Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu

23, of Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Tuialuuluu died in Mosul, Iraq, when his Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on December 4, 2004.

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"We served together a long time ago but I still think about you. We had some good times (and some bad times) in Kosovo. We had that tiny house and even smaller room for all four of us! Then went to the big times and got tents with wood floors, ha!

For your family the Tuialuuluu:

Please know that Salamo is remembered every day, not just Memorial Day which is tomorrow May 31, 2021. He was my brother and all his brothers and sisters will never forget him. His bigger than life personality always made a place or situation a little brighter. Much love to you all!"
Greg of Mt. Juliet, TN

"Thinking about you this Memorial Day weekend. The old Platoon from Camp Greaves, Korea misses you greatly. RIP my friend. MSG Lindsay"
Damone Lindsay of Fort Bliss, Texas

"On this Memorial Day (26 May 2014) I wish to remember my cousin whom I first met as a little boy that showed me Washington D.C. You are greatly missed."
SFC (Ret) Michael Fiame of Bagram, Afghanistan

"To the family of:Salamo J.Tuialuuluu
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all 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 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"I miss my brother so much...you will always be in mii heart!!!and you will never be forgotten!!!!"
SIATUTOGA of Pago pago

"SSG Salamo- I never got to meet you but I knew your sister very well. She spoke very highly of you on a daily basis. Saw many pictures of you,could only say "Wow he's big." You have left a high standard for the rest of us Soldiers/NCO's to live up to. God Bless the tuialuuluu family."
SSG Antono Johnson of Ft. Rucker, Al

"During this Memorial day holiday I reflect on your sacrifice. You were a great Bravo Team Leader for me back in Korea 2001-2002 and I am proud to have served with you. Rest in peace Brother."
1SG Lindsay, D of Ft. Benning, Ga

"I remember SSGT T and was there on DEC 4. He wasn't afraid to take care of business and our platoon loved him. He was a big guy, I'm glad I never had to wrestle him."
Craig of Portland, OR

"We all love you and miss you.You will never be forgotten.You'll always be in our hearts.Love your lil sis,"
TammyTuialuuluu of Tacoma,WA

"December 10, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu:
Salamo 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Rest easy brother"
of Wisconsin

"hey brother just checking back in to say hello once again, and to say that we still missing u brother..well hope to meet up with u someday in paradise. from me and the family."

"...wow, I never thought I'd be doing this, hard to imagine that after so long, its like a fresh memory. Funny, but even on normal day like this, it can be still so painful.Mo, had I known the things I know now, I would have made the time, I guess in ur absence , you have given us all a silent message, ...to understand ad kno that life is a gift, that we should take advantage of each day to say and tell those who we care about, just how much we do care....thanks. Thanks for being my friend, lau "messenger", you now wat I mean(trixx r 4 kids..hahhaha.vaega a le B2K..good ol' days..)my protector and just for being you. I am blessed to have known you and I luv u bro and will NEVER forget you.REST EASY BRO"
DYNASTI of Port Hueneme, CA

"God Bless you all and my condolences to the family. Salamo, you are my hero...you're America's Hero. Thank you!!`"
Jasmina Auau of Orange County, CA

"To the family of Salamo, Remembering Salamo as a little as a little boy, running around Fryar Loop, seeing him in kindergarden at Manor View, see him playing with my son Quentin Beauford. I didn't know him as a man, but I'm sure that he turned out to be a wonderful son, brother, husband and father. My prayers are with each and every one of you. As a fellow soldier and conrade in arms, Salamo I salute you."
Sgt Robin A. Stancil of Baltimore, Maryland

"Hey there tuagane! Life is still hard without you here today to share our happy and sad moments. But know that as we go through today -- 4 December 2007 for which marks 3 years since you were taken away from us. We still think of you each day and at times shed a tear of sadness. But we know that you are up there in heaven looking over us. Love you bro!"
Uluiva T. Tuialuuluu of TA'U, MANU'ATELE

"If you are able, save them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.( "Major Michael Davis O'Donnell 1 January 1970 Dak To, Vietnam.") America has been built on the blood of Heros and Brave Men of Honor who answered the call. A fellow veteran wants to thank this hero for his service, and my cherised freedoms. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace brave hero, and may God bring comfort to your loved ones for their sacrifice. You shall never be forgotten by a grateful nation.""
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"i miss u brother! today we memoralize u. look down on us always my angel!"

"hey,my beloved uncle where ever i go u will always be in my heart everday....your my hero.......you made this ultimate sacrifice 4 us....your families misses and love you very much...we will never forget u uncle...i love you...."
toga (all star)

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier from your unit(3/21st Inf) who was also killed in that ambush for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Duty"(21st Inf. Motto)"

"To the family of SSG T , I had the pleasure of being his Platoon Sgt for about a year. I was in Aco 3-21 Infantry and I remember his even calm and sometimes upbeat disposition. He always loved teaching soldiers and he was a true assett to my platoon for the year I served with him. I left the next year to teach at Univ of Nebraska and I heard the bad news and I cried for two day and thought I should of been their with him and sgt Mitts. God bless him and and God bless the ones he left behind. Bore Brother Bore T"
David Mcwilliams of 1 AD germany

"Today is the 4th of December 2006 for which marks 2 years since you passed on. Mom and Dad departed for Hawaii last night to visit your kids. But know that the pain still lives on no matter what. We still think about you and wish you were here with us.

Uluiva Tuialuuluu - Amituanai of TA'U, MANU'ATELE

"hey uncle mo well just want to say we love you and miss u.it's so hard 2 say goodbye, u are always in our heart 4eva."
sis,toga tuialuuluu,tau manu'a

"To my one and only lil Moe-doggy dogg. Its a crazy feelin knowing that i cant go to Tacoma and hangout with you anymore. I still cant get over this feeling of loss. You always were the one to start and end a fight, you were never afraid of anything or anyone. When we were young you always had our backs. You did the same for your country and for your fellow soldiers. Man, I miss you so much. FOREVER MY USO!!!!!!!!!! BIG BAD B2K....Love you Salamo Tuialulu'u aka Lil Mo Dogg. I will never forget you.
Fuailetolo Lemau'u of Seattle Wa.

"Just know that we're still thinking of you ALL THE TIME. Mom still cries everytime she see your photos that are displayed within our house in Manu'a. There are a lot that were left unsaid but I know that you're there with us spiritually in every way. Wished you were here to witness our little Family Reunion.

Until we meet again,
Your sisters, parents & family here & abroad"
Uluiva Tuialuuluu - Amituana'i of TA'U, MANU'ATELE

"I miss you brother. Everyday I think about you. I love you always!"
Jamaica of Manuatele

"SSGT "T"... It's tough knowing the two guys who showed me eveything I know about making it in combat are gone. Your spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of all of us who had the pleasure of being in your squad back at Lewis. You never led us astray and always ALWAYS showed us the way! Make sure you and Mitts are there to shoulder count us on the way through the gates my friend! ~~~ I'll see you on the other side ~~~

SGT Terry Long of Bagram Afghanistan

"Hey my beloved brother... The pain lives on no matter where life takes us to. I have gotten the chance to see your daughter Eseta during your funeral but I can't wait to see Salamo Jared Tuialuuluu II on December this year when we celebrate your anniversary. I know that you're watching over our family and my two daughters that you didn't get the chance to meet. I named my second daughter TOASAMOA ANDREA in your loving memory. Love and miss you bro!"
Uluiva Tuialuuluu- Amituana'i of TA'U, MANU'ATELE

"My dearest brother.....I miss you so much Mo! There is not one day that doesn't pass by that I don't think of you Mo. The pain is still fresh........the Casualty Officer telling us that you were shot in a convoy.........I know you watch over me. I can feel your energy! Your kids are growing quickly and doing fine. I love you Mo and I miss you terribly. I long to hear your big laughter brother. Watch over me and ride with me brother - that red truck you know.....I told you that one day I'd get the same truck! Always in my heart......I love you!"

"Bro, I Love and miss you very much. When we was in Seattle for Tonu's funeral and we bumped into each other since 97. You promised me that when you get back from Iraq, you and your wife and my wife was going to barbaque out here in Reno. Now that your gone bro, yea you could say im going crazy cause i cant believe this happened. Uce, I live my life and Thank God for you. Giving me the freedom to live Uce. Bro, Protect me wherever i go, dont forget our Family, keep us all safe uce. Uso, Ill barbaque with you in heaven when Jesus calls me aight. Love and miss you much Bro.
Tofa Uso, True Hero"
Lotu Moafanua of Reno, NV

"Sala I've known since the 1st grade at Manor View Elementary & its now May 31 2005 when I found out about your loss. Bro you will truly be missed and my thoughts and prayers will go to you and your family. Fu-ti if you get this message please please email me at kube1114@juno.com. Once again I'm sorry and you will TRUELY BE MISSED. Take care and god bless."
Quentin Beauford of Ft. Meade MD USA

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

"In loving memory of my uncle salamo.Uncle you will always be missed,you will always be in my prayers,I'll always think about you.Thank you for everything you done for me and everybody else uncle.We are very proud of you.We luv you n miss you uncle Salamo."
Ami (little Ami) Filimaua of Spanaway,WA

"Your legacy will always live on, Salamo. No one will ever forget how much you have done for, not only the family, but for our country. We all miss you tremendously. We love you.
Shirley Siloi of Las Vegas, NV

"Hey Mo' I sing the "Preacher" song for you! RIP!"

"you will always be in my prayers,its hard to believe that your gone. may god bless your family
vasa tauala jr"
vasa tauala of oceanside ca. u.s

"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

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Salamo will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Salamo Tuialuuluu, 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 Staff Sgt. Salamo Tuialuuluu:
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 Salamo for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Salamo Tuialuuluu:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He 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 Salamo, 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