Armando A. De La Paz, 21
De La Paz loved literature, his teacher told The Press-Enterprise, eagerly reading works such as "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and "Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane. De La Paz died of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over in Baghdad, the Department of Defense reported. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org