Bryan E. Hall, 32
The military seemed a perfect fit for Hall who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was one of five soldiers killed when a suicide bomber driving a truck full of explosives hit their vehicle in Mosul, Iraq. His mother said Army commander told her that by ordering his soldiers to fire on the suicide bomber’s truck, her son likely saved many lives by preventing the attacker from entering the police station compound.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org