Sergeant Glenn R. Allison, 24, Pittsfield
Allison had only a few months with his family between a tour of duty in Korea and leaving for Iraq, but he did fit in a special duty for his sister. "Our mother raised us alone, so he gave me away at my wedding," she said. "We'll always have that." Allison died in Baghdad on Dec. 18, 2003, during a physical training exercise, less than a week after arriving in Iraq. His sister said he died of heart failure. Allison played high school football, then quickly joined the Army at age 17. "He had a daughter and he wanted to make sure he had a way to support her," his sister said.