Javier Olvera, 20
We never had anybody in our family join the military. He wanted to do something good.
— Daniel Olvera, brother
Reared in the San Fernando Valley, Olvera spent his youth playing soccer with brothers. He enlisted in the Marines the year he graduated high school. A rifleman and radio operator, Olvera was killed "as a result of a hostile incident while conducting combat operations" in Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. His family said they were told he was killed by an improvised explosive device.