The name I drew was US Army First Sergeant Obediah J Kolath of Louisburg, Missouri.
He died on August 28, 2005, at age 32 in a military hospital in Germany after injuries sustained three days earlier in Iraq from an IED. Three other US soldiers died from the same incident.
Sgt. Kolath was based out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and is survived by three daughters.
To him, I say thank you.