CPL Michael Tolentino Manibog

 1 November 1976 – 8 February 2008

CPL Michael Manibog was born on November 1, 1976 to Danilo Manibog and Cynthia Joson. CPL Manibog enlisted in the United States Army on August 16, 2005. Upon completion of Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA, he was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment from December 22, 2005. CPL Michael Manibog’s selfless service to his nation was best displayed by his zest for life. He was the quintessential Soldier; his self-motivating drive brought life to a quiet room and created smiles among the men.

CPL Manibog deployed with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1-21, to the Philippines in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2, 2006 to February 26, 2007. CPL Manibog is a graduate of the Combat Lifesavers Course. He participated in numerous combat missions with distinction. During his time with the Raging Bulls, CPL Manibog distinguished himself as a man that his peers could always count on in a combat situation. He was a man of integrity and discipline—a Soldier who was emulated by all who knew him.

CPL Manibog is survived by his two children, son Terrell Reyes and stepdaughter Gizelle Reyes Martinez; his mother, Cynthia Joson; and father, Danilo Manibog.

CPL Manibog’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.