“I believe that I have more to give to my country and encourage others to do so as well. If we do not continue to fight for our freedom, who will? So carry arms brothers and sisters let us answer the call.”
Sgt. Ace Fuimaono
I enlisted in the United States Military as a 91B, Light Wheeled Mechanic, on 05 December 2005, and currently assigned to the 411th Engineer Forward Support Company, located in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
As a Citizen-Soldier, I can serve my people as a citizen and my country as a Soldier. Growing up as a Samoan kid, we were taught to serve our God, our church, and our people. Then the time came to take that calling for a greater cause and purpose, now I serve God, church, and my people through serving my country.
In Iraq, I was part of what we call a pump mission, conducting convoys to service water pumps and as mechanic. I helped service more than 500 non-serviceable vehicles. But the most memorable event, was being mortared on my 21st birthday. What was most interesting was how some of the people asked for our help and congratulated us while others try to chase us down.
My military awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve medal with M Device.
I graduated Leone High School on 29 May 2004 and am a student at the American Samoa Community College in Pago Pago, AS.
My hobbies include are playing the drums, do a little singing, play a little guitar, and I manage my church’s sound system.