Mark A. Stets, 39
Stets was one of three soldiers who died Feb. 3 in Timagara, Pakistan. They died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device according to military officials. Stets was one of several soldiers who appeared in a recent Lockheed Martin Corp. advertising campaign, and sitting atop a rocket launcher in combat gear and camouflage, he is the portrait of determination.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org