First Sergeant Christopher D. Coffin, 51, Kennebunk, Maine
Coffin and his wife, Betsy, had renewed their vows three years ago at the Pennsylvania church that held his funeral service. He was a policeman at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and was a certified police officer in Maine. He had planned to retire from the National Guard in 2003 , but was prevented because of the war in Iraq. Instead, before he deployed, he left dozens of small love notes to his wife, concealed all over their house. He died July 1, 2003.