Private First Class Nicholas A. Madaras, 19, Wilton, Conn.
Madaras's high school guidance counselor, Dann Pompa, received an e-mail from Madaras last year while he was serving in Iraq and Madaras discussed going to college when he returned to the United States. "He was looking to maybe be a registered nurse," Pompa said. "That attests a lot to the kind of person he was." Madaras died on Sept. 3, 2006, when an explosive device blew up near his patrol.