Sergeant Gregory A. Belanger, 24, Narragansett, R.I.
Belanger had big blue eyes and a mischievous nature, but it was in the kitchen where he really sparkled. "He was creative and could take whatever was in the refrigerator and pull out this gourmet dish from his soul and his head," said his mother, Cathy. Belanger died Aug. 27, 2003, when the convoy he was in was attacked in Iraq. He had enlisted in the Army Reserves and was called up to active duty shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, said his father, Ed.