Marc A. Arizmendez, 30
Arizmendez died July 6 of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device in Qalat, Afghanistan. Specialist Roger Lee of Monterey, and Private 1st Class Michael S. Pridham, 19, of Louisville, Kentucky were also killed in the incident. On a Facebook memorial page created by his older brother, Arizmendez is remembered by friends as a great husband, father and soldier who was always willing to help a friend.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org