Jacob J. Toves, 27
Toves and his childhood best friend, Lance Padilla, two met as 5-year-olds while attending their local Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall. They surfed and built giant sandcastles no wave could touch. As they got older, they rode skateboards on the streets and snowboards on the slopes. "Anything with a board," Toves would say of his hobbies.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org