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November 13, 2019



100 Years Ago

November 13, 1919

Warriors In Gay Uniforms

Soldiers of Uncle Sam in Samoa Make Picturesque Appearance On Parade Ground

The Fita-Fitas, or native soldiers of American Samoa, are considered the most picturesque of all the American Army. That country is under the control of the navy department and the naval officers of Pago Pago from the governing body of Tutilla and the five other small islands. The yeomen among the bluejackets are valuable office assistants. The Fita-Fitas are the outside unit. Their duties are municipal as well as military. They act as policemen, and also as...



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