Specialist Scott P. McLaughlin, 29, Hardwick, Vt.
McLaughlin died in Ar Ramadi on Sept. 22, 2005, killed by sniper fire that pierced his body armor while he was in the turret of an armored vehicle. He left his wife and two children, ages 1 and 6. Relatives said he loved hunting and fishing, and had tried living outside Vermont once but decided he belonged in the state. He worked at a laser-cutting company and had planned to have a big party for his unit on his land when they returned.