Roberto Abad, 22
Abad, the oldest of seven children, loved being a Marine. But his family said he had been looking forward to his future. He planned to be a firefighter, go to college and marry his girlfriend, who was pregnant when he was killed in combat in Iraq. "He wanted to have a child in case he never came back," his father said. "We’re going to be able to have a memory of him now."
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org