Jason E. George, 38
A lot of guys would fight it, or hire a lawyer to get out of it, but he didn't He said, 'This is my duty and I'm gonna go.' He had no hesitation, which is a real tribute to how he felt about his country.
— Ted Williams, George's West Point roommate
George, 38, was among three soldiers killed May 21 when a roadside bomb exploded near them while they were on foot patrol near an outdoor market in south Baghdad's Dora district. Others who knew George recalled his quick wit, his devotion to his mother and stepfather and his affinity for American cars, the Dodgers and the California lifestyle. An Eagle Scout, George was appointed to West Point after spending his first year of college at Cal State Bakersfield.