Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20
Alcaraz was one of four soldiers killed Aug. 31 in Logan province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He also had served in Afghanistan in 2008. He was on his second tour in Afghanistan when he was killed. He had survived several bomb attacks, including one in which he suffered a concussion, but rarely spoke about the war.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org