Nathan and Jared Hubbard
Jared Hubbard died along with his best friend, Jeremiah Baro, who
joined with him, in an IED explosion in Iraq. Jared was survived by
his brothers Jason and Nathan, Jason's wife Linnae Hubbard, his
sister Heidi and his parents, Jeff (a retired Clovis, CA police
officer) and Peggy Hubbard.
Jeff Hubbard, the boys' father, said after the Jared was killed,
"I don't care about the politics. Jared is a hero, he fought for
freedom, he fought for us."
Nathan, 21, and Jason, 31, joined the Army two years ago in
response to their middle brother Jared (pictured right), a Marine
sharpshooter, being killed in Iraq. They said they were, "going to
finish the job Jared started." Together they enlisted, knowing they
would be immediately deployed to Iraq.
Nathan Hubbard, 21 (pictured right), was killed in
a helicopter crash in Iraq on Tuesday, August 21, 2007.
In the longest flight of his life, Jason will fly back, his hand
on Nathan's coffin, from Iraq later this week.
These men are both patriots, they are heroes, they are the essence
of the courage and honor that can be seen throughout our military
men and women.
Thank you Nathan. Thank you Jared. Your sacrifice will not be