Andrew J. Castro, 20
Castro was one of two soldiers who died Aug. 28 in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Castro was a former Westlake High School student and football player. Castro was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously. One of his brothers, Sergeant Ryan Castro, 25, just returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org