Mark J. Daily, 23
I know it is hard for you knowing that I am over here in danger, but never forget that I came here on behalf of the countless brothers who were torn apart by the savage exploits of this region's tyrants.
— Mark J. Daily, in an e-mail to his brother
On the night before he deployed to Iraq, Daily wrote an essay for his MySpace page on why he joined a wartime Army. After his death, the essay, written in 20 minutes, ricocheted throughout the Internet and was read on the floor of the U.S. Senate.