David Hartman, 27
Hartman was on his way to attend the opening ceremony of a girls’ school that he had helped to build when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in the Lower Dir District of Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, according to the U.S. Army. The attack claimed the lives of two other servicemen. A native of Merced, Hartman had seen combat in Afghanistan and later in Iraq but had decided it was time to try something new. He had completed the Army civil affairs training program and was focused on coordinating the construction of schools and other humanitarian projects.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org