NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense
August 16, 2004
DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sergeant John R. Howard, 26, of Covington, Virginia
Lance Corporal Tavon L. Hubbard, 24, of Reston, Virginia
Both Marines died August 11, 2004, in a helicopter crash in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
Howard was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
Hubbard was assigned to the Command Element, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
The incident is under investigation.
HUBBARD, TAVON L., LCpl, USMC
Suddenly on Wednesday, August 11, 2004, in Al Tagaddam, Iraq, TAVON L. HUBBARD. Husband of Evelyn Reyes-Hubbard; son of Elmer C. Robinson, Jr. and the late Lisa Hubbard Baker; father of Lanise and Alexis; brother of Tiana Hubbard, Jonathan C. Robinson and Andre D. Baker. Also survived by his paternal grandparents, Lottie and Elmer C. Robinson, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Hubbard; mother-in-law, Diana Herbst; father-in-law, Enrique Reyes; numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
The late LCpl Hubbard will lie in state on Friday, September 3 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1601 S. 13th Rd., Arlington, Virginia, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. James E. Victor, Pastor. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Military Honors.
HUBBARD, TAVON L
- LCPL US MARINE CORPS
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/10/1979
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/11/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 7997
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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