Like the other men in his family, Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, was a career Navy officer.
Schlegel, who lived in Alexandria, Va., worked at the Pentagon as a scheduler, assigning the cruise routes and dates for Navy ships, according to family members. His wife, Dawn, is a government psychologist.
One of Schlegel's brothers is also a Navy officer, and another brother and his father are retired from the service. "They're all Navy," said his sister-in-law, Debbie Schlegel.
A 15-year veteran of the Navy, Schlegel grew up in the Philadelphia area before moving with his family to Maine about the time he started high school. He and his brother, both sports fans, would call each other during televised games to boast about their team's success.
"That's how we all are with one another," said Debbie Schlegel, who was gathered with other family members Thursday in the family home in the tiny town of Gray, Maine.