Jennifer L. Cole, 34
Cole's mother said military officials said her daughter was accidentally shot by another soldier while the two were cleaning weapons. She had enlisted after her mother sold the Vallejo, Calif., flower shop where Cole had worked for more than a decade. "She thought this would be a good time to serve her country," her mother said. "It was a surprise to me."
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org