New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Sergeant Nicholes Golding, 24, Addison, Maine
Golding never got to meet his daughter, who was 6 months old when he was killed by a mine near Ghazni, Afghanistan, on Feb. 13, 2004. He had been serving in a comfortable job driving a general's Jeep in Hawaii, but asked to be transferred closer to the action. Family members remembered "Nicky" as a hard-working boy who entered the Army intending to lay the foundation for a game warden's career. Besides Bailey, he left his wife, Heidi, and a 4-year-old son.