Matthew P. Manoukian, 29
As a little kid, he always was sticking up for his friends. If friends were getting pushed around, he would jump in the middle of it.
— Socrates Peter Manoukian, father
Manoukian was killed Aug 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Sky R. Mote, 27, of El Dorado, Calif., and Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Jeschke, 31, of Herndon, Va., were also killed.