San Leandro city officials have taken to heart the recent news of Army Spc. Michael Manibog being killed in Iraq.
He was the first soldier from San Leandro to be killed in the Iraq war, according to our records.
Officials have decided the city will honor Manibog by adding his name to the war memorial at Memorial Park on Bancroft Avenue after the war ends. The memorial lists soldiers from San Leandro who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and Manibog’s name will be the latest — and hopefully the last, officials said.