I came to American Samoa in 1965, and was assigned to assist in the opening of the new consolidated elementary school at Pago Pago, where Cantley George was principal. I served in that capacity until June.

In August I was assigned to move with my wife and son to Aunu'u to open the new school that was nearing completion there. We were the first palagi family to make their home on Aunu'u. I served as the principal of Aunu'ufou Elementary School from September 1965 through July 1967. My daughter Lynne was born just after the the big hurricane of 1966.


Hastings at Tafuna Housing
George Hastings on radio from Aunu'u during hurricane
George's new bike