Michael L. Ruoff Jr., 31
Ruoff grew up in the Yosemite area, but he and his family were living in Germany, where he was stationed, the Gazette in Colorado Springs reported. At his funeral his 10-year-old daughter, Danielle, read a poem she wrote: "I love my dad. That's why when he died I was so sad."
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org