David E. Metzger, 32
Metzger was one of seven Army Special Operations Command soldiers who died Oct. 26 when the MH-47 helicopter they were aboard crashed in Darreh-ye Bum Afghanistan. Metzger was on his third deployment to Afghanistan. Fellow soldiers lauded his dedication and described him as a strapping, affable comrade who paid close attention to detail.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org