Aaron Weaver


Age: 32

Army helicopter pilot who was part of a Ranger strike team on Oct. 3, 1993 whose mission was to capture two of a Somali warlord's lieutenants, the story of which was memorialized in the book and movie Black Hawk Down, who escaped injury and was awarded the Bronze Star for his courage, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2003 and recently recovered from a series of surgeries that left him hospitalized for 6 months, who fought back after the cancer went into remission and was allowed to go to Iraq.

Cause of Death: Helicopter crash

Born: June 7, 1971

Died: January 8, 2004

Fallujah, Iraq