A Soldier's Story: Staff Sergeant Diobanjo San Agustin

 


Staff Sergeant Diobanjo San Agustin was born in 1986 in the Philippines.  He and his family immigrated to National City California and he enlisted in the US Army in 2007. 


Taking advantage of the US Military's path to citizenship, Staff Sergeant San Agustin would become a US citizen in Kuwait while on his first deployment for the War on Terror in Iraq. He would decide to become a career soldier and would ultimately deploy two additional times, once to Kosovo and once to Afghanistan.  

On September 4, 2018, during his third deployment, Staff Sergeant San Agustin would be involved in a fatal accident while at Bagram Air Base.