Megan M. McClung, 34
McClung was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near her Humvee in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The public affairs officer, who was escorting reporters in a convoy, was the first female Marine officer to be killed in the war. McClung was born in Hawaii, but grew up in Orange County, Calif. where she attended high school.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org