Sergeant Charles T. Caldwell, 38, North Providence, R.I.
Caldwell and his wife had pushed up their wedding from June to February when things began heating up in the Middle East. Charles wanted to celebrate their union with "a huge party" as soon as he came home. "Well, baby, this is some party," Margaret Caldwell said at a memorial service for her husband, sending a wave of tearful laughter through the audience. Caldwell was killed Sept. 1, 2003, when the Humvee he was riding in struck a land mine in Iraq.