Lance Corporal Matthew K. Serio, 21, North Providence, R.I.
Serio was killed by shrapnel in an ambush in Anbar province April 5, 2004. He was remembered as a fun-loving ladies' man whose "Fat Matt" nickname stuck even after Marine service turned him lean and strong. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq. After his first tour, he went back to his old high school and showed students slides from Iraq. In his last e-mail home, he'd asked his family to send him cookies and chewing tobacco.