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Staff Sgt. Sapa Taala

Staff Sgt. Sapa Taala on a tank.
Sibiu, Romania — Growing up on Savaii in Western Samoa, Staff Sgt. Sapa Taala, 47, dreamed of joining the U.S. Army. He vividly remembers the moment he knew he wanted to enlist. “Back home in Samoa, I was watching the liberation of Kuwait on a small black and white TV during the first Gulf War. I...