Jeff Hubbard of Clovis, California, lost his son Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard in the Iraq war on Nov. 4, 2004. Last week, on Aug. 22, another son, Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, died in the Iraq war.
Yesterday, Jeff Hubbard said:
“We just want people to support the nation in what it’s doing to make the world a better place.”
Jason Hubbard, a third son, joined the Army with brother Nathan after Jared’s death.
“When Jared died, it was something we felt we needed to do and do it together,” Jason said. “We thought it was an important part of the healing experience and it was the honorable thing to do.”
Jason, who also was serving in Iraq when Nathan died, has returned to the United States. Under Army rules, he is ineligible to return to combat. For Iraq’s liberation, the Hubbard family has given far more than its share.