Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Darren P Hubbell

Metter, Georgia

June 20, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
38 Army SSgt

1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

Fort Stewart, Georgia

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Darren and I met last year, March 2006, on Myspace of all places. We finally got enough guts up to meet each other and on March 23 we had our first official date at his Military ball.. Darren had just gotten back from OIF 3 in January 2006. We fell in love with each other and on January 13, 2007 we got married. We were the world to each other. The day after we got back from our honeymoon we were notified that Darren would be going back to Iraq in May instead of August. We were devastated. He was not ready to go back. This was Darrens 4th tour to Iraq, his 6th tour overall.

Darren had two children, Darren Jr, 19 and Marina, 13. Darren
Jr joined the army last June and was sent to Iraq January 2007. The week that Darren was killed their two Commanders were trying to get dad and son reunited for a day or two. That day never came.

Darren was also dad to my two boys. Franklin, 12
and Nash, 10.They called him daddio. And would rather be with him instead of their own dad.

Darren loved to laugh. Always joking. He always wanted the kids to have fun. He loved computer and video games, as did all the kids. He loved the Jaguars and Gators...Florida all the way. He was a huge history buff. The History channel stayed on 24-7. I used to groan at the sound of that channel. Now I would love to watch it with him.

Darren taught me what love was. And that it was ok to love myself. Darren loved me unconditionally. I never had any doubt about his love for me. When I was given the news about his death my world crumbled. I now just go through the motions because I have to.

Darren loved the Army. He lived, breathed, ate, dreamt, slept it etc...... It was his life. I'm so Proud of him and what he accomplished for us and our nation. I am so Proud to have known him the short 14 months I had with him. He taught everyone he came in touch with a lot. Love, faith, hope.
He made me promise him the day they deployed, that if anything ever happened to him to not blame God, that this was not God faults but the Iraqis. To go on living and be happy. I have not blamed God but I have not gotten happy yet. I miss him so much.

Proud wife of SSG Darren P. Hubbell,

Dana Hubbell 

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