Updated at 10:17 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Honolulu soldier dies in Iraq from noncombat causes
Staff Sgt. Nimo Westhill Masaniai Tauala's death is under investigation, Department of Defense officials said in a media release.
Tauala, 29, was assigned to the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawai'i.
He joined the Army in January 2000 and was assigned to Schofield Barracks in February 2004.