Joseph C. Lopez, 26
Lopez was killed Oct. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was the second man from Rosamond, Calif., a small Antelope Valley community, to be killed in combat this month. Army Sgt. Brian Pedro, 27, of Rosamond, died Oct. 2 in Pul-i-Khumri, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org