Christopher M. Cooper, 28

Cooper died Oct. 30 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Babil province, Iraq. Army officials said the death was under investigation and declined to comment further. Cooper was originally from St. Louis. He joined the Army in 2006, a little more than a year after leaving the Marines. "He couldn't escape it," Dave Moffat, an Oceanside contractor who employed Cooper and rented him a room. "It was in his blood."

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