Captain Matthew J. August, 28, North Kingston, R.I.
August was killed by a roadside bomb in Khaldiya Jan. 27, 2004. He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick in 1993 and West Point in 1997. His father said August felt that by fighting in Iraq, he could make the world safer for future generations. His wife, Maureen, whom he met at West Point and who was also serving in Iraq, accompanied her husband's body home. Friends and family remembered his love for the outdoors, especially trout fishing.