Submitted by: 1st Force Service Support Group
Operation Iraqi Freedom
During a memorial service at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on Aug. 21, 2004,
An inverted rifle holds a helmet and dog tags in remembrance of Lance Cpl.. Tavon L. Hubbard, 24, who died in a helicopter crash Aug.. 12..
Friends and fellow Marines with the 1st Force Service Support Group gathered at the Taqaddum chapel to remember Hubbard, who used to serve with their unit.
Hubbard worked as a postal clerk with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is currently operating near Najaf, Iraq, and was killed while transporting mail for troops..
"He was happy being a Marine and happy being a postal clerk," said his former boss Master Gunnery Sgt. Tommie Tate, the Group's postal chief. He joined the Marine Corps in August 1998. Hubbard, native of Reston, Va., is survived by his 4-year-old daughter, Lanise Clay, and his wife, Evelyn Reyes..
Photo by: Staff Sgt. Bill Lisbon