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.