Staff Sergeant Philip A. Jordan, 42, Enfield, Conn.
Amanda Jordan and her husband dated only a few weeks before they got married in a chapel in Las Vegas. "We tried to even go through that drive-through chapel, but the line of cars was so long we didn't want to wait," she said. The Jordans moved to Enfield before he was deployed so his wife could be near her family. He survived adolescence as a ward of the state in Texas, and survived Hodgkins' disease in his 20s. Jordan was killed in action in Iraq March 23, 2003.