Saturday, February 23, 2008

FALLEN FIL AM SOLDIER: Michael T. Manibog, 31

Today, the body of a Fil Am soldier who lost his life in Iraq will be laid to rest. His name was Michael Manibog, 31, of San Leandro, California.

Michael left behind a 9-year-old son, the reason why he joined the Army in the first place. Described as a happy-go-lucky young man, Michael wanted to stay on the right path and provide a good future to his son by becoming a soldier.

The Army specialist was deployed to Iraq for the first time in December. He was among four soldiers killed Feb. 8 when their Stryker vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, north of Baghdad.
Anyone who wants to leave a note on an online guestbook honoring Michael may do so by going to this website.

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