Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jared P. Hubbard

22, of Clovis, California.
Hubbard died from injuries received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 4, 2004.

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"I am a little behind, but we had guests on Memorial Day and I didn't make it onto the site. However, we did tell your story to our girls and our guests and remembered your sacrafice. Thank you, and may you rest peacefully and your family be at ease."
Andrew Pedry of Gainesville, GA

"My name is Cindy Hill and I am participating in the 60 to 60 Ruck to Remember over Memorial Day Weekend. Part of the mission is to share stories of valor and I was given your son's name. In order to honor him, I would like to know more information about him. If you could please email me at cinhill29@aol.com, I would greatly appreciate. I am so sorry for your loses and want to make sure he is remembered. Thanks"
Cindy Hill of Noblesville Indiana

"Hubbard, we're thinking of you on this 2015 Memorial Day. We were at a picnic and party on Saturday and I was asked to say a few words; I told the gathered about you and LCPL Barrow First Sergeant Smith. I thought it was important that the assembled had a name and a person to remember on this day which can so easily drift into anonymity or worse. As my older daughter, all of eight, put it afterwords: "Daddy, I'm glad you didn't get blown up." I am too, and I weep that others did in my place. God bless you, and the life you gave up for us."
Andrew Pedry of Hamilton, Virginia

"Happy 239th brother! Today my family will hear your story again as we celebrate the Corps' birthday."
Andrew Pedry of Hamilton, Virginia

"Memorial Day has come again, and again we remember you. My children know your story, and that of your friednship with Baro. Our prayers are especially with your family on this day of remembrance."
Andrew Pedry of Hamilton, Virginia

"To the Hubbard Family,
Please accept my family's condolences for LCpl Hubbard's loss. He was a good Marine and a credit to the United States. Though years have past my family and I remember him often, God be with you on this memorial day.

Semper Fidelis,"
Andrew Pedry of Podgorica, Montenegro

"To the Hubbard family,
My name is Natalie Mclain and I grew up with Jarred. We were in elementary through high school together. We were even on the swim team together. I truly loved your son. Growing up I did not come from a wealthy family nor was I very popular. However that did not matter at all to your son. I remember one day I had been picked on pretty bad and he defended me and took me under his wing. I remember while I was crying he told me not to worry that I was a child of god and that just like Christ I to would have to deal with bullies. Your son changed my life by his Christian loving kindness. Even now years after his death I think of him often. Last night I dreamt about him and I woke up this morning in tears. I miss him dearly. He was a protector and he stood for what was right. In doing so he gave the ultimate sacrifice..his life. Thank you for your son and instilling in him the love and morals that you did. God bless you and your family."
Natalie Mclain of Pearland, Tx

"I was one of the senior snipers who helped train Hubbard before the end of my tour in May of '04, and I only wish that I could have imparted something more that would have averted his loss. Hubbard was an excellent Marine, please know that he is remembered and mourned. Every Memorial Day and Marine Corps Birthday my family, including my two young daughters, remember his sacrifice. God bless you."
Andrew Pedry of Leesburg, Virginia

"To the family of:Jared P.Hubbard
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"To the Hubbard Family: Please know that both Jared and Nathan are constantly in our thoughts. We also want to honor Jason who is carrying on with his life in the face of all this tragedy. The sacrifice your family has gone through is beyond words, but please know it will never be forgotten."
Shielah & Gary Mosely of Clovis,Calif/USA

"Hub, to my twin brother from 2nd plt. I miss you every day. You were one of the hardest marines I ever knew. One of these days bro, we will be together again raising hell."
Sgt. Chad Mills of Star, ID

"Dude. You had the hairiest back I had ever seen. Ha, I remember I used to pull it when we would PT and you would get so pissed.. *. Keep it real."
Joseph of All over USA

"whats up bro! i still remember vivid conversations we would have in iraq the initial invasion. or even in the barracks back in mateo. we would talk about eachothers families. Seriously bro, u were one of the smartest guys out there. i get mind boggled when i think about what happened. FUUUCKK! sorry bro but sometimes I still shed a tear. * it, Till we meet again Brother!!! hey listen to this, I got out the Marines and they won't let me back in because of my tattoos, lol, can u believe that dude...so now i'm actually in the Army National Guard, gonna become a officer bro. if the tattoo policy ever eases up i'm gna transfer back into the Marines, hopefully one day! I plan to go over seas again a couple more times, i'll be sure to make these bastard pay! no worries. from your fellow brother in arms! Cpl Padilla. catch ya on the flipside bro!"
Anthony Padilla of Norwalk ca.

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"i think about you all the time and i still see your smiling face in my dreams. miss you"
Sunny of Clovis, Ca

"I was so sad the day Nic sent me the email from Iraq when I was in Kazakhstan informing me of what happened. I could tell from just reading his email how sad he was to lose two of his best friends, Jarred & Baro. These two young Marines spent time at my home in Fort Collins after their first Tour in Iraq. I remember the three of them ( My son Nic, Jarred & Jarimiah) down in the basement playing video games and it was hard for me to imagine that they had been to war. They looked so innocent. It has been over 4 years now and it still saddens me and always will. Nic was shot by a sniper a month later in Ramadi and we nearly lost him but he's fine now thanks to the grace of the lord. The Roberts family will never forget you Jarred and we will always hold a place in our hearts for you and Jarimiah. God bless the Hubbard and Baro families and to all our fallen warriors."
Joe & Jocelyn Roberts of Fort Collins, Colorado

"Dear Peggy,Jeff And family,
My name is Bree. My Little brother was Jared's best buddy in pre-school through first grade. I use to babysit Jared and Nathan before my family moved to Atlanta,Ga. My brother Aaron kept in contact with Jared over the years. I remember when my mom told me about Jared she cried as if she had lost her son. When Nathan was lost she was devisteded.She pulled out the pictures of Aaron and Jared at the age of 3&4. I can only remember Jared with the little bowl haircut. He was so cute and always at my house in the circle. Nathan was a toddler when we moved. I've thought about those two boy's alot over the years. I can say with an open heart that I am so GRATEFUL for having the chance to have been apart of there lives. Even if it was only five years along time ago. Thank you for giving me that chance..I find myself huging my own kids alittle bit longer and tighter! I'm sorry for your losses and hope everyone is fine.
Always in my prays boy's!!

All My Love"
Bree King (Green) of Oak Ridge,Tn.

"I REMEMBER YOU IN 2D PLT WITH CPL REYNA. I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR THE NEWS FROM WHAT I REMEMBERED YOU WERE A GREAT HARD CHARGING MARINE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I WAS WITH 3D PLT FROM 2000-2003"
SSGT LATHAM GR of 2D LAR CAMP LEJUENE

"November 4, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jared P. Hubbard:
Jared gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Its Been Four Years today Jare. I Love you keep nate and yourself safe (:"
Carli Croney of Napa, Cali

"Jare I Know you read this from up there. An im to far away to talk to you so ill write you instead. I Miss you so much, In Three days its going to be four years and its unbelievable as to how time has flown by. An now Nate is with you, i understand that you needed him with you though, an i forgive you for taking him. The whole family misses you, we miss your big bright smile. We miss how you always lit up our days. I miss you most of all at thanksgiving though, it was the time i looked forward to every year because i knew you and Nate would be there. It still hurts knowing your gone, but your an American hero now. Your world renown, that's more then any of us could have asked for. My Teachers talked about you guys in class, not knowing i was your family. I told them you guys were the biggest influence in our family's life. An that you were two of the strongest men that the service could have had. Your never forgotten, you took a huge part of our hearts. We miss you like crazy but we love you with ever ounce of ourselves. Come visit us sometime you and nathan. I love you Cousin."
Carli Croney of Napa, Cali

"I heard Jason tell your story on the Mark Levin Show Friday. My husband and I honor your family deeply and will always keep you in our prayers. We, too, have three sons on active duty, two Marines and a sailor. By this time next year all three of them will be in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Yesterday, Memorial Day, the VFW presented us with a flag with three blue stars and thanked us for our sacrifice. All I could think about was your sacrifice. I hung that flag in my window for your sons as well as mine. God bless your family, and all Gold Star families, every day, especially the new baby boy, in Jesus' Name."
Diane Shearer of Tehachapi, CA

"I am the mother of Gunny Sgt. Timothy LaSage who was with your son Jared on 11/4/04. My husband and I have planted a "North Woods Maple" in his honor on Memorial Day 2008 in our yard. We have said prayers for Jared and his family. We will always keep you in our hearts and prayers. Jared will always be with us in a very special way - our sons were connected and now we will have a tree always in our yard in his honor."
Dorothy LaSage Borowski of Cecil, WI

"To the loved ones Jared left behind, you are in our thoughts & prayers. Your story covered the front page of USA Today paper & it touched each of us. God Bless you folks."
Jameson Inn of Savannah, GA

"You are not forgotten."

"5-21-08
Jared, I hope things are peaceful for you. I thank you so much for what you have done for my family. Everyone will know what youve done for them. I will never forget you. SEMPER FI!"
SGT Sivumaki F2/5 2ND PLT of Great Falls, MT

""Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever!"
-from the movie "Full Metal Jacket," character of USMC Gunnery Sgt. Hartman as portrayed by real-life USMC Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey"
J. of Illinois

"to the family, my name is zach ebright. the day your son was on the news my grandma had told me that they were my couzins. i am very sorry for your lost. may god be with the hubbard family."
zach ebright of milpitas, CA

"Jared, I still miss you today more than ever....You were truly the best friend a guy could have asked for. I know you're watching me and I hope I'm making you proud!!!"
Brandon Sanchez of Clovis,CA

"My name is Karla. I am from Fresno, and I used to be a lifeguard for 2 years in a row with Jared (1999 & 2000). I remember him talking about wrestling and Arizona State. I thought I had heard wrong when the news said that he died in Iraq. It's been 4 years, yet I am saddened to know that another young man has lost his life, and on top of that his brother too. I offer my deepest condolences."
Karla Prince of San Jose, CA.

"I Miss You Jared. Its been three years as of tomorrow. I miss You At Thanksgiving. And How We Used to play Hide and go seek and You Would Be Inside Eatting Food! I Miss You Cuz. I Love You. I will come see you guys on Nathans Birthday. Ill bring You Guys Presents. happy Late Birthday Cuz. I Love You Come Visit us"
Carli Croney of Napa Cali

"Though the loss is painful, I know that you must be proud of them. They joined the marines for love of country and lived for that until the end. As a alumni of BHS and forever citizen of Clovis, I am blessed to be a part of what your sons sacrificed there lives for, Freedom! God Bless your family."
Felecia of Clovis Cali

"i am this guys 2nd couz i believe and i just want to say sorry we never got to meet. if the family can give me an address so i can write a letter i would really like that."
zach ebright of milpitas, california

"My heart goes out to you. May God give you peace that passes all understanding. Your sons will never be forgotten. They will always be heroes.
Mother of LCPL USMC"
sherry ailant of fort myers, fl

"Your sons make me proud to be an American. They are mourned and will not be forgotten. Raise your heads high, your sons are heroes. Love your remaining son like there is no tomorrow."
Ashleigh Keller of Washington, DC

"I have read about the loss of 2 of your son's. My tears flow for your family. There are no words that I can say to make any of this easier. I will say "THANK YOU" to your entire family for the service and sacrifice your family has given. It is because of families like yours that my family is safe and free. The flag in front of our house flies high and proud for you and all of our service families. I will keep your family in our prayers. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!"
Saundra Little of Katy, TX

"I have 2 sons serving in the Army and Marine Corps. I remember when Jared was lost to the war. My own son was serving with 2/4 Marines from Pendelton at the time. I cried when I saw Mr. Hubbard on the news talking about this brave young man. To have to face this kind of loss again with Nathan must be almost too much to make sense of and for your family to bear. While no one can take away your grief, please know that you are not alone. Regardless of political affiliation or beliefs, the whole nation grieves with you and your family tonight. I pray that one day you will find peace and with each passing day the crushing sadness will lessen only to be replaced by the pride you must have and warm memories of your sons. Godspeed Jared and Nathan."
Mary M of Jacksonville, FL

"Your sacrifice is appreciated by myself and my family. Your sons are brave men."
Noel Vestri of Fullerton

"To The Hubbard Family,
No words come to me to help with your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. We are so proud of your sons, all three of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you ,Jason and Heidi."
Teri (Army mom) of Las Vegas

"To the Hubbard family,
I'm from australia and have just turned 16, i am yet to learn the in's and out's of life, however i am very touched to have heard about the sacrifices your sons have made for not only your country but for what i beleive is the rest of the world. I believe if we find the strength we have within ourselves we can learn to see not what a great loss it was to lose these boys but what a great gain it was for you to have them enter your lives.
for the family i give my deepest condolenses and best wishes for the future,its not only people in america that are grateful for the sacrifices made by your family but the whole world.
For this i am ever grateful."
Jess Conole of Malanda,queensland, Australia

"My heart is so sadden for yor family, I to lost one Son to the war, I feel so broken hearted for Jared and Nathan Mother,Father,Family and friends. But mostly for the Family, I know The pain oh to well I feel it every dayand For Mr and Mrs Hubbard I wish I could take that pain away and bring them both back as well as all the Soldiers we have lost! But I cant save anyone not even my own Child, I dont know what to say just my heart aches for you and you and your Family will be in my prayers and my thoughts everyday!!!"
of NY

"For the Hubbard Family
You raised them to be loyal to the family to each other to the country
You saw them join the service, first Jared a Marine who made his younger brothers proud as he showed the discipline that made him so valuable to the rest of us.
When he was killed it chilled your hearts to the evils of the war in Iraq. The loss of Jared and his best friend Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro made the community mourn. Yet your sons took a different message from this; determined to be the soldiers they became. Nathan and Jason joined the Army proud of the sacrifice Jared made and went into Iraq to serve with honor. The nation now joins you in your mourning Nathan’s death; we wish we could help you through your pain. Please know that your family’s sacrifice will not be forgotten and your sons will live on as patriots in the new millennium.
God Bless You"
Paul S. Peete of Inglewood, CA

"My heart was broken when I heard of the news. Loosing 2 brave sons for the freedom of our country is a tragic thing that no mom should suffer. Thank you for your sacrfice. Love to the son who comes home to you. God carry you through this hard time and know you will see your son's again in Heaven."
Jill Knapp of Nampa, Idaho

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son Nathan. As many have said, no one should have to bear the loss of a child but the loss of two is hard to imagine. I hope that you as well as your older son Jason can make some sense of this tragedy. Trust that people know that Jared and Nathan are heroes and will not forget your family's sacrifice."
mom of 3 sons of Walnut Creek, CA

"To your family, my husband served with Jared, he is still with 2/5. With the recent event, my heart goes out to you. During my husband's current deployment, I have gone through days of varying emotions. I am embarrassed for my frivolous worries and needless distress. How dare I feel a shred of pain when I have not been subjected to much more than time apart. I am thankful for what our Marines and military do, I am even more grateful for the sacrifices of our country's families. You are in my thoughts, heart, and prayers ..."
Mrs. Sgt. White of San Clemente, CA

"I just wanted to tell Jared and Nathan's family that I have prayed that you would feel God's arms wrapped around you and that you would feel the blanket of his peace cover you. My heart is heavy for you tonight. I will continue to pray for strength for you to make it through each day."
Sherry of Stafford, Virginia

"Linnea, our hearts go out to you. This tragety has left us speechless. We don't know anything we can say that can make things better but please know that we are here for you, we love you, and you are in our prayers."
The Haines, O'Connor, Herbert Families of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"Dear Peggy and family, I am sure your world is and will be out of control for the weeks and perhaps months to come following the loss of your second of three beautiful sons. I just wanted you to know how all of us don't really know how to fully say how sorry we are or to thank you, not only for your sacrafice, but for clearly the wonderful job you have done raising three great men and patiots. My husband and I, as well as most of our family, are veterans. Our hearts are filled with your pain as well as pride for you and your boys. Thank you, from a grateful nation."
The Warren's of Phoenix, AZ

"Hello, My name is Ellen Thomas, I've heard about your son Nathan on the news as I was waiting on word of my son-n-law also with Task Force lightning, I too have lost a son Adam in Afghanistan in 2003, so I knew how hard this would be for another family. I remember someone saying to me "That it could'nt happen again in the same family"! The sacrifice your family has made is unbelieveable and probally the hardest thing life can throw at you. I know nothing I say can change anything or make you feel better, but I do hope you find the strength to cope with such a loss. You are all in my heart and prayers and grateful for the sacrafice both your sons have given us. I will never forget Jared and Nathan! Thank you and God bless.
ethomas4062@sbcglobal.net"
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, IL

"Dear Hubbard Family,
I wish to send my deepest condolences to your family. I lost my brother and my fiance (Lcpl Powers and Sgt.Lord both Marines) in Iraq three years ago last week. Losing one loved one is too much, losing two is indescribable. I know the pain may at times be unbearable. My heart goes out to the family and friends. I pray that the lord be with you during this difficult time."
Rosanna Powers of Gainesville, FL

"Our sympathy to you in your terrible losses. Our eternal gratitude to your sons for their service and protection.
May they rest in the arms of our heavenly father"
S. Winking of Monroe City MO

"No words that I may choose could possibly express the grief, respect, and hope I have in my heart for both the fallen and for the family who remain. Once again we are reminded of the bitter cost of service to our great nation and my heart hangs heavy with guilt that one family bears such a disproportionate burden. I offer my deepest most sincere condolences and vow to never forget the sacrifice and service of the Hubbard family, true American heroes."
J.Browne of Ellicott City, MD/USA

"My heart cries for you. May God comfort you and keep you in his heart."
Terry Stein of Minneaplois, Mn.

"Jared, Your brother's death in Iraq on Wednesday is so saddening. My only consolation is that you are now both together in Heaven having a great celebration. You are both heros - in every sense of the word."
Fresno mom of Fresno, ca

"Jared - May you smile as you welcome your brother Nathan with your arms wide open and may God hold you both in the palm of His hand. May he dry the tears that your friends and family cry, and may we all remember FOREVER the ultimate sacrifice this family has made, losing not one, but now two sons to this war! Two brothers, seperated for a time but now reunited in Heaven, though they are missed deeply on earth, rest in peace knowing that they are together in Gods hands watching over you! God Bless you all and may he give you some measure of peace in this time of almost unbearable loss.... Brothers forever - reunited in Heaven today!"
a mom of 2 boys of Hanford, ca

"Hello, My name is Father Eric Albertson. I am a Chaplain in the Army, and was the BCT Chaplain in Ramadi when CPL Hubbard and CPL Baro were killed in action. They were brought to Charley-Med and I was there when they were brought in. My message is terribly late, and I very much apologize for not contacting you sooner. You should know, however, that I administered the Anointing of the Sick to each of them and said the final Prayers of Commendation. There were a number of casualties that day and throughout the remainder of our time there, and I still grieve our losses. Just got word that I am heading back to Iraq, so I renewed my desire to let the families know that these two heroes had a Priest with them during their final time in this world. Could you please forward this to CPL Baro's family? I hope that this may help with your grief. I was honored to have been there for them, and hopefully, for you as well.
Blessings and prayers for you and all the families of our fallen.
Fr. Albertson, Chaplain, US Army"
Father Eric Albertson of Fort Belvoir, VA

"Hub,

I still remember when we were doing break contact drills in 29 stumps, you had tripped on some rocks and broken your finger, it was pretty gross. Even aftter breaking it litterally in half you still finished out the time there at 29 stumps. I know I wasnt there that night with you guys. You and Baro are still in my memory and prayers. I still remember the training that we went through and how much you helped me when I was going through the indoc and spin up. I was one of the new guys in the SSP but you were still really cool with me. You will not be forgotten. My prayers are with you"
Sgt Eric Roblez of Corona, CA

"i served with boath hubbard and barrow. from what i new of them from visiting with them through my freinds in 2/5 i will never forget. i will never forget the day. and the days we fought revenge for them and our other fallen commrads. semper fi, and my best wishes to there fammilies"
casey schaubschlager of bakersfeild california

"It's been two years now since you went to be with the Lord. It's an honor to know a great man like you Hubbard. I can't explain how good of a Marine you were. Serving with you was an honor. I remember when we were on the same track in Iraq and everyone was tired but yet man You got all the energy in the world. You're always volunteering to do everything. It's an honor to know a Really good Marine like you. WE ALL MISS YOU."
Lon Chhav of CLOVIS, CA

"2 years later. Thinking about all 15 of you guys. We are all still here. See you next year."

"To the family of jared hubbard. I knew jard since 5th grade. we remained good friens through junior high and some of high school. i then moved away and still remaineed in some contact but after time we lost contact. today is august of 2006 i just learned today of his death and it makes me very sad. he was a great person and i am so sorry for your loss. it is really sad. thank you jared for serving our country and i hope if anything good comes out of this it will be people will open their eyes and see how important the miltary is. and how much these men and women sacrfice for us. thank you again for serving this country my prayers and thoughts go out to the family."
sarah sarah.lauren@yahoo.com of sacramento cali and clovis cali

"Jared Hubbard was my cousin in which i loved dearly!When he joined the marines he Became my hero at a fast pase! But i soon figured out that he had left for a tour in iraq and i was crushed because i knew what the riskes were! But i prayed everyday during the first tour and when he came home for the Thanksgiving dinner I was Struck with wide eyes when i saw jared walk thru the door with uncle jeff and aunt peggy!Me and my Family members were just so exited to see our Jared home and safe! but when the time came for jared to leave we were once again struck with heart ache because he was soon returing to iraq!! when jared left for iraq i figured he would be ok but the day i herd he had been killed my world came to a screechign holt!! Knowign that my cousin jared is gone to a better place gives me some relief but he is still always out of my reach. I Think of him constantly because he was my hero and still is my hero because he died doign what he thougfht was right ! he served for the usa! and he will alway be respected by many!i Love jared Hubbard and im glad peopel do this kind of thing to support and relieve the family memebers of thier family!!!I love Jared p. Hubbard and Baro! My heros for life
Semper Fi Do or die
Carli Croney(cousin)"
Carli of Napa Ca

"Hubbard,
Its hard to swallow when i heard the news. we served together in oif 2003. he was a hard charger and always gave his best. as his former squad leader my deepest sorrow goes out to his family whom i had the honor of meeting before our first deployment together. Barrow was his best friend. always around the barracks and hanging out together. Everyone who paid the ultimate price will be remembered. rest in peace my brother. you will always have a place in my heart. to the rest of golf 2/5 and second batallion. remember those who we have lost and honor then as you continue to serve our country. fight hard and my preyers are with you for a safe return. god bless all for their sacrafice. semper fi"
Cpl Reyna A.D. 2000-2004 usmc of nampa, idaho

"To the Hubbard Family, Merry Christmas to you and yours. We are thinking of Jared and your family as we remember Jeremiah. May they both be watching over Nathan and Jason to bring them home safely."
Katherine Ledesma (Jeremiah's Aunt) of Folsom, CA

"Today I Cried
(War on Iraq)
Today I cried
As I read a story
Of two boyhood friends
Killed together
As they had lived together
Two friends
A world away
Trying to free a nation
When they should have been at home
In a different situation
Enjoying Saturday nights on the town
Softball or football or just messing around
Enjoying the friendship they had
Nourished since childhood
Today I cried for
Their parents and friends
Such a traumatic loss
And all for what cost?
Today I cried
For a nation who
Has lost so many of our most valuable resources
I like so many try to remain oblivious
Unconcerned for the most part
While so many have a direct connection
Their concern is real
Their fear overwhelming
Not wanting that knock at the door
From a uniformed bearer of bad news
Unwanted
Patriotism on overload
They gave both their heart and soul
Jared and Jeremiah
Models for friendship and honor
Today I cried for people I did not know
Yet I allowed my tears flow
As if I had lost two of my dearest friends
So many good young women and men
Color and economic lines erased
When in danger our children are placed
Today I cried for
The future no longer exist for these two friends
Who immediately went from boys to men
Died in another country
Killing with them their families dreams
For causes that really aren't yet foreseen
Ideally we want to believe
In things that our minds can't really conceive
Today I cried
Because I understood
That this spot on earth has no worldly good
For us
Yet
Today I cried
Because I recognize
That it will continue
Until more of us cry
Until more of us try
Until United we stand
Until together we demand
Bring our children back home
Where they belong
To better our nation
Through graduation
Instead of annihilation
Today I cried
Tomorrow and the
Tomorrow following
I will pursue
AN ANSWER
How many more Jared's and Jeremiah's
Must we sacrifice
It far too great a price to pay.
Today I cried...........
TONY

To the Families this is my tribute to your loved ones it was published in an online magazine entitled se7en magazine. My email is phoneman4424@aol.com"
Anthony D. Miller of Dallas, Texas

"Hub,
You'll always be in our hearts and prayers. I remember racing over to your house after CART to play NFL Blitz and take dips. Those are some of the best times of our senior year. Thank you for protecting us, thank you for being who you are. You blessed us here on earth and continue to bless those in heaven. You are forever missed and never forgotten. I miss you hub.
Much Love,
Kato"
Kato of Clovis

"Hub,

You were a great marine and you'll always hold a special spot in my life. We went through some hard times together, and you took it all in stride. I was always proud that you were in my fireteam and my squad. Have fun guarding heaven's scenes."
Cpl Marcus Miller of millermw7@yahoo.com

"Jared Hubbard was and will always be my nephew. He is the son of my younger brother. We all grieve for him and wish he was still with us, however he died doing what he thought was right. He was a very brave young man and the sacrifice he made for our family and our Country will never be forgotten.

Jared we love you very much.

Uncle Fred"
Fred Hubbard of Napa, CA USA

"To the parents of Jared....

A year ago today your precious son left this earth. I think of you and pray for you every morning. I will NEVER forget the sacrifice you make every day as you carry on without your son. Respecfully,"
Joe's Mom, Jan of Whitehall, MI

"Hey Hub,

Just Joe here... don't worry I am not going to steal any of your food. I really miss you. Sometimes I wish forget that night but I guess that would mean forgetting you and thats not an option. I am ok now... all my wounds all healed... except my brain but thats always been messed up right?? Well man I headen back soon, so you know what that means. Keep a seat for me. Love you man"
Joseph Grimaldi of All over USA

"Dear Jared P. Hubbard Family, My sincerest condolences on your loss. My name is Marc Dull, I am a USAF Veteran and an Artist from Illinois. Thank you for your Jared's Honorable Service and Ultimate Sacrifice for America and it's Values. His Legacy will endure by God! I found Jared's Memorial page while doing some research for a very important project that I thought you might want to know about. I just returned from Camp Pendleton where I visited the Commanding Officer of the 5th Regiment. I am preparing to sculpt a large monument specifically for the 5th Regiment and the Fallen Heroes in Operation Iraqi Freedom for the Memorial Garden area on Camp San Mateo there. Please e-mail me at dullart7@cs.com if you would like to contribute any input or feedback. I would be honored by your participation on behalf of Jared! Semper Fidelis, God Bless you and your Family, Salute"
Marc Dull of Illinois

"hey this is lcpl ju i use to be in golf co
2nd plt 2/5 rest in peace man u were a better marine than i ever could hope to be man..."
jeffrey ju of san francisco,ca

"hey hub i was just thinkin of all the hard times we had from bootcamp all up into ramadi i just wanted to tell you that you will always be in the hearts of all of us at 2ND Plt golf 2/5"
NAM of mundelein IL

"I'm saying prayers for Jared's family and all the families, who lost loved ones in our war with Iraq.
I wish that I had a fraction of the bravery that these young men and women possess.
What so many people fail to remember is that we, as a nation, won our freedom through blood shed. I come from some of the oldest families in PA. I am so proud of my ancestors, who helped win our freedom. If it hadn't been for them, we wouldn't have the freedoms that we have today. I have ansectors who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War---and WWI & II. My great-great-grandfather was one of the "First Defenders", when President Lincoln called for troups. What if my g-g-grandfather and all the others had simply said, "Why is my problem? Let the South figure it out."
Those people, who rant and protest the war, want to take our freedoms from us. Trust me. If they get their way , our freedom will be gone."
Maggie Driver of Pennsylvania

"dear jared,
i miss you very much.. you were my best friend, my hero, my romodel, and my cousin.. REST IN PEACE
all my love"
April Hubbard of Elk Grove, Ca

"if i'm writing this, it is first to pay homage to a man i've never known but a man who knew to fight for his country and then,to support all the family, a family of which i form part since last july!!!love..."
Jérôme of Metz, France

"Jared and I went to Buchanan together and goes way back to kindergarten at Mickey Cox, he was such a kind, sweet person who always made an effort to say "hi". He will be greatly missed by many. My husband is a Marine and a fellow Buchanan grad. From the both of us we thank Jared for giving his all in Iraq. Semper Fi"
Nathan & Jamie Fielding of Camp Pendelton, San Diego

"Jared Hubbard was my cousin. He was a great person and I loved him very much. I am very proud of him and the things he did for our country. He is gone now and missed very much. Becasue of him I could never be more proud to be an American!! He and Baro are truely my heros! The last time Jared came to Napa was for Thanksgiving and he had just finished his first tour in Iraq and he had told my dad, that it was a tough place but he should be the one out there fighting. He didn't have a wife and family and would rather be out there then have a man with a family and life back home loss his life and leave all of that behind! Jared was very brave and I think about him everyday! Words couldn't express how proud of him i am and how much I look up to him knowing how brave he was!!"
Shea Croney of Napa Ca

"I have previously left a message, honoring Jared's sacrifice. But, now I find that I owe him even more. His 2/5 unit has returned from its second deployment to Iraq and I just found out that my "adopted" Marine Marc served in the same company with Jared and Jeremiah. I truly believe that Jared and Jeremiah, and the 13 other heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice on this tour, were looking down from above to keep Marc and his buddies safe. For that, I will be forever grateful."
Ted Cagley of Pontiac, Illinois

"To the Hubbards:
Jared was sort of like the older brother that I didn't have. I really looked up to him and thought the world of him. I can't imagine what you have gone through, and I just want to say that I am sorry for your loss. I'd like to hope the rest of my enlistment in the USN will be as fruitful as Jared's enlistment in the Marines was."
Chris Knowles of Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

"As a Clovis resident myself I want to say I am sorry for your loss, and to thank your son for protecting all of us. I am sure we knew each other in some way after all we shared common friends in high school. He will be missed."
Crystal Burnett violetb0204@yahoo.com of Clovis, CA - Colorado Springs, CO

"It would never occur to me that you and I would cross paths again. I can still picture you smiling and giving me a hard time all those years ago. When I think about how many people never had the fortune of knowing you, it makes me genuinely sad. Your courage is so inspiring. I just wish I would have realized the value of what little time we had to hang out. Here we are, though, four years later. This dance is for you and your family— each of you made such a selfless sacrifice. I hope this tribute does you justice—I say that knowing that it won’t even come close. So in closing, Jared, “may the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and until we meet again may the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand." Thanks again."
Casey of Fresno & SD, CA

"I miss you Hub, I really wish you could've come home. Thanks for protecting me and giving the ultimate sacrefice. I'll always keep you memory alive in my heart."
of Clovis ca

"Your handsome son Jared will be remembered as a Hero as well as his childhood friend Jeremiah. I did not know these brave guys but I know through all the stories they both were one in a million. I'll carry them in my thoughts as I go on with my life. They will never be forgotten for they died on my birthday and they were as old as me. May God bless you all. My prayers are with you.
christinebeaulieu_@hotmail.com"
Christine B. of Montreal, Canada

"Jared and Jeremiah must have been outstanding young men--to choose to serve their country and then to choose to become the best there is--a United States Marine. Words of condolence can never be enough, but these great young men were together and fully aware that their ultimate sacrifice could happen. Now, Jeff, Peggy, Bert, and Terry, you have placed them together forever--so they can continue their adventures until you meet them again. May God bless you all and may He guide those in command to get all of these Americans home safe and soon. Semper Fi, buddies, rest in peace."
Ted Cagley of Pontiac, Illinois

"To the family of Jared P. Hubbard. I had the pleasure of meeting Jared, because of my cousin Jeremiah, and I am glad that I had chance to meet him. Jared and Jeral will always be in our hearts, and will forever be our heroes! Thank you for raising a great man, and thank you for allowing him to share his life with my cousin Jeremiah."
Angelique Ledesma, Jeremiah's cousin of Morgan Hill, CA/US

"FROM A BUCHANAN ALUM. I KNEW OF YOUR SONS JARED AND JEREMIAH, BEING THAT I WAS A COUPPLE YEARS BEFOR THEM. I SEND TO THE FAMLIES OF BOTH OF OUR LOCAL FALLEN HEROS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMLIES IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SONS AND THE DUTY THAT THEY PERFORMED FOR ME AND THE REST OF THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE INDEBTED TO THEM FOREVER. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOT. THEY WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS, OF THIS I AM SURE. THANK YOU JARED AND JEREMIAH, MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS. GOODBYE, TEARS IN HAVEN."
RICH S. of CLOVIS, CA

"We just read the article about your son in the People magazine. We were very moved. May God be with your family and may he surround you with love. Thank you, Jared, for your sacrifice."
Jodie and Ginger of Warren, IN

""Jeremiah and Jared where friends of mine in High School. Jeremiah and I were in Government class together. During our free time we would sit and talk about how awesome it was going to be to become Marines. I went to boot camp in June of 2001. After boot camp I went to my job school for Combat Photography at Fort Mead Maryland. Next I went on to the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Arizona. I went home to Clovis on leave for the 4th of July, which is a very special day for me. I was standing in a circle of friends at a party and heard someone say "Hey there Devildog!" and was punched in the ribs. I turned around and saw a short stocky person standing there. It was Jeremiah. We gave each other a big huge and I saw Jared standing behind him. I gave him a huge also and said "Hey there Leather Necks." We spoke about how the Corps was treating us and that we were happy to be serving our country. That was the last time I spoke to either Jeremiah or Jared. To the families, thank you for giving life to two outstanding Marines and human beings. I only hope that if anything good comes out of this is that it will open the eyes of the people in this country that dislike the government and the military. I hope that it shows them that military members, especially Marines, are the kind of people that are brave enough to risk their lives and/or pay the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Jeremiah and Jared for your service. I will miss you as friends and brothers in arms."
Jonathan Sotelo of Clovis CA

"Lance Cpl. Jared P Hubbard-

I knew this man and was lucky enough to play against him in football. Thank you Jared for protecting our way of life. Beacuse of people like you and Cpl. Baro we can kiss our loved ones good night and not have to worry about them while we sleep. Thank you soldier you are my hero you are our countrys hero. I bless your family and hope that they continue to grow stonger in you absence, in knowing that there son gave his life for a country that he loved gave his life for 300,000,000 people that he would never know 300,000,000 people that have no idea who he was, but I did and he was strong and brave and was a good man. So to you Lnc Cpl Hubbard Thank you
Semper Fi"
Matt Roberts of Walnut Creek, CA

"May our Lord provide you all with strength and comfort. Jared is precious to his Savior and we now pray for you, his family."
The Phillips Family of Fresno, Ca.

"To the Friends and Family of Jared: I had the pleasure of meeting Jared once when he came down to visit with Jeremiah. I am comforted by the fact that their friendship will take them past this life and forever. Jeremiah is my nephew and we love him dearly, we are all still in disbelief. We wish your family peace and love and thank you for sharing your precious Jared with us."
Katherine Ledesma of Morgan Hill, CA

"Corporal Hubbard, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the family of Jared;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Jared is a true American hero and will always be remembered by us for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice he gave to our country. We are grateful for men like Jared. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless your family during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To the friends and family of Jared and Jeremiah. I as everyone who reads of Jared and Jeremiah's death were devastated. I can only imagine how close they were in life and now in death. It would have been an honor to know them. They were both in my opinion what makes this country great. God bless them always."
Glenn Humphries - of Folsom, California.

"RIP Tufelhunden.The Taylors USMC NC"

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Jared will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Jared P. Hubbard."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the friends and family of Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard,

There are no words that can possibly ease your pain but please know that many across this country are grateful to your son and you. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Please accept these words as a token of my heartfelt sorrow for your loss.

Respectfully,"
Rebecca of Los Angeles

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Jared P. Hubbard,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"To Jared's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Jared's Family and Friends:

Thank you Jared for your bravery and sacrafice. Without men like you there would be no land of the free. Our family shares in your grief and unfortunately knows your sorrow. May God's grace bring you comfort. God Bless you and God Bless Jared."
The Lanksbury Family of Yorba Linda, California

"To Jared's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Jared Hubbard, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Jared for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Jared, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on