Age 25. Private first class, U.S. Army. 1st Battalion, 18th Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
IED blast, Baghdad
Civilian life just didn't suit Lucas Starcevich. He tried it in 2004 when he returned from his first tour in Iraq. He left the Army, worked different warehouse jobs, took some classes at the local junior college and spent afternoons skateboarding with friends on a homemade ramp at his father's house in St. Charles, Ill. But he had trouble sleeping and was restless.
Most of all, he couldn't focus on living there while his buddies were dying in Iraq. His...