Lance Corpoal Philip A. Johnson, 19, Enfield, Conn.
Johnson died Sept. 3, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Before he left for Iraq, Johnson prepared a list -- just in case, according to The Hartford Courant. In it, he asked seven childhood friends to do something that would represent the bond they shared. They chose to make armbands out of his Young Marines uniform.