Saturday, August 25, 2007

Heart Break

A memorial at the New Hope Community Church for Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard and Marine Cpl. Jeremiah Baro is shown with a photo of Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in Clovis, Calif. Nathan Hubbard was among 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter killed when it crashed Wednesday in northern Iraq.

Family Loses 2nd Son; 3rd Brother Serves

By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer

CLOVIS, Calif. - Early in the Iraq war, Jeff and Peggy Hubbard faced the news that every parent with a child at war dreads, the death of their son Jared, a Marine killed alongside his best friend.

Two years, nine months and 18 days later, they faced another grim-faced officer. This time, it was their youngest, Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, 21, dead in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

A third brother, Jason, was on another helicopter in the same unit and was at the crash site. He accompanied his brother's body on a flight out of Iraq and was on his way home for the funeral.


When is enough too much?


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