Staff Sergeant David M. Veverka, 25, Jamestown, Pa.
Veverka was a senior at the University of Maine when his Guard unit was called for deployment. He was one semester away from earning a degree in wildlife ecology. He was part of a National Science Foundation program that puts promising science students in local schools as teachers. Before leaving for Iraq, he told his parents he was excited to go. He was killed by an improvised bomb May 6, 2006.