Army Staff Sgt Frederick L. Miller Jr., 27, of Hagerstown, Indiana.
Killed while on patrol outside Ramadi, about 60 miles west of Baghdad. His Humvee exploded because of a land mine or a bomb detonated from afar. Assigned to 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Died September 20, 2003.
Frederick L. Miller Jr. was going to be a father for a third time.
His wife, Jamie, told him the good news -- that his two daughters would be getting a half brother in December -- after he had been sent overseas.
Miller joined the Army after graduating from high school in 1994. He re-enlisted after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
"He had a job to do, and that's what he was going to do," said his mother, Anne Miller. "I tried to talk him out of it."
Jolene Miller said her brother was enthusiastic about his Army service, but his tone had changed in an e-mail shortly before he was killed.
"He said things were getting worse out there," she said, "and that he was scared."