Peggy and Jeff Hubbard with a photo of sons Jason, left, and Nathan in 2005. Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, 21, was killed Wednesday in northern Iraq. Jason, 33, was serving in the same unit as Nathan.
The Hubbard Family of Clovis, California, has just suffered the loss of a second son in Iraq.
LCpl Jared Hubbard, US Marine Corps, was killed in November, 2004. After his death, his two brothers, Jason and Nathan, enlisted in the Army. They enlisted together, went to boot camp together, and were serving together in Iraq.
In a Fall 2005 interview in the Fresno Bee, Nathan Hubbard was asked this question:
Q: Do you support our presence in Iraq?
A: Of course. I joined the military to go over there, but it doesn't matter what the reason is for our presence. The reason for joining is because there are lots of young men in the Army and they keep getting deployed and they're doing their part and they're dying and I want to be there to help and support them.
August 22, 2007, Cpl Nathan Hubbard was killed in a Black Hawk Helicopter crash. Family spokesperson Tim Rolen says, "His brother, Jason, was in another helicopter on the same mission." The men in Jason's helicopter immediately responded at the crash site. Jason escorted Nathan's body to Kuwait and is now on his way home.
The Hubbard family has given two sons to the cause of freedom in Iraq. Our hearts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.
Condolences may be sent to:
The Hubbard Family
c/0 New Hope Community Church
4620 E Nees Avenue
Clovis CA 93611
The family requests that monetary donations be made to the donor's favorite veterans organization or military rehabilitation facility. If donors wish to send money to the Hubbards, the family asks that "Nathan Hubbard Fund" be written in the memo line; the money will go to help disabled veterans.
We have a friend in this Brigade. When he was able to contact us about the crash, he said, "We will continue to fight - and WIN."
Funeral for Cpl Nathan Hubbard
11am Friday - August 31
St. Anthony of Padua at Bullard and Maroa avenues in Fresno. Graveside services will follow at Clovis Memorial Cemetery, at Herndon and Villa avenues.
Read about the Vigil here: http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/123284.html