Brian F. Piercy, 27
Piercy died July 19 in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. His family told the Fresno Bee that Piercy was 30 days from completing his second tour of Afghanistan and planned to move back to California from their home in North Carolina near Ft. Bragg. He was the seventh graduate of Buchanan High to be killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the most deaths from any one high school in the state.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org