Major Jay T. Aubin, 36, Skowhegan, Maine
Aubin was so friendly that his Marine buddies nicknamed him "Sweet Pea." He died March 21, 2003, in a helicopter crash in Kuwait, near the Iraqi border. He lived in Arizona with his wife, Rhonda, and two children. He grew up in Maine, and joined the Marines after high school. He told his stepmother before his deployment, "Don't tell this to Dad, but if something starts up, I'll be right in the thick of it."