Cole W. Larsen, 19
He came out of the womb with camo on. It was something that was just part of him growing up. I have a picture of him at 5 years old wearing a camouflage helmet with a toy gun in his hand.
— Christi Larsen, mother
In a visit home shortly before his death, Cole described a near-miss when an improvised bomb exploded in front of his unit's vehicle. And he told of how he and a team leader foiled an attempted kidnapping and saved the lives of two Iraqi policemen.