Jake R. Velloza, 22
Velloza was one of two U.S. servicemen shot and killed by two Iraqi soldiers near the northern city of Mosul. The attack wounded three others, the latest in a series of incidents involving security forces firing on Americans in the troubled area. Velloza, an only child, had been a standout athlete in high school, according to the San Jose Mercury News. His uncle told the newspaper that people flocked to the family home after news of his death. Army Spc. Jeremiah P. McCleery, 24, of Portola, Calif. also died in the shooting.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org