Military officials confirm today that a Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, 32, died from non-combat related injuries at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan but released no further details.
Sanagustin, a National City native joined the Army as an Infantryman in 2007. He deployed three times, once to Kosovo, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan during his 11 years in the Army.
“Staff Sgt. Diobanjo Sanagustin served as a Squad Leader in Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel,” said Lt. Col. David Uthlaut, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment commander. “He made a lasting impact on the Manchu formation and we will forever cherish his memory. Our deepest condolences are with the Sanagustin family.”