Jason E. George, 38
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.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org