Damon Russell Fawcett 2006
Fawcett graduated from the Marine Corps' elite Combat Diving School at the top of his class in 1999 and served in Iraq as an operations team leader for the Marines' 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, a Presidential Unit Citation and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor.
After being discharged from military service in August 2003, Fawcett went on to earning his bachelor's degree summa cum laude in biology in May 2006 from UAlbany. He passed away in 2007.