Louis J. Langlais, 44
Even though he was a bad ass in his job, he was tender and funny with the kids. He's not what you'd imagine a Navy SEAL to be.
— Anya Langlais, wife
Langlais was among 30 U.S. military personnel killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down by a rocket propelled-grenade in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Over a 25-year career, Langlais rose to become a troop leader in the Navy SEALs' elite Team Six, the secretive unit that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.