Lance Corporal Adam Strain, 20, North Hero, Vt.
Strain grew up in California, but his parents moved to Vermont after he joined the military, to an island home he never got to see. He was to have been married when he came home on leave in October. Instead, he was killed Aug. 3, 2005, by enemy small-arms fire. His family had begged him not to enlist, but he was determined to stand up and fight terrorism.