US Marine Lance Corporal Nickolas David Schiavoni, 26, of Haverhill
"He was much more of a caller," his mother said. "He was a man of few words. When he'd call, he'd always say, 'Don't worry, don't worry.' He'd always be upbeat, but then he'd tell me 'It's awful.' He knew I could handle the truth. He was supposed to come home in February."