Aaron M. Allen, 24
After his enlistment ended in March, Allen planned to attend a fire academy, family members told the Associated Press. The day before he died Allen sent his girlfriend orange tulips and they spoke on the phone. After he was killed by roadside bomb in Iraq, she said, had she know it was their final call, "there are millions of things I would have said."
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org